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In first campaign video, Mike Twitty says Jim Frishe has history of raising taxes

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Mike Twitty, who’s running for Pinellas County property appraiser released a new video ad today.

The ad, available on YouTube, touts Twitty’s 26 years of experience as a property appraiser in Pinellas County. Twitty says in the ad that his experience makes him aware that you have to get appraisals and property taxes right.

Twitty, as he has since the beginning of the campaign, portrays Republican primary opponent Jim Frishe as a “career politician.” Twitty charges that Frishe, a former state representative, has a “long record of raising taxes.”

Thus far in the race, Twitty has outdistanced Frishe in fundraising. At the end of last month, the most recent figures available, Twitty had raised $139,170. Frishe had raised $55,762.98.

The two are scheduled to appear tonight at a forum jointly sponsored by the Council of North County Neighborhoods and the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce. The evening starts with a meet and greet at 6 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.

The property appraiser’s seat is currently held by Pam Dubov, who is not running for reelection. The winner of the Aug. 30 primary will face write-in candidate Joseph John Catalano in the Nov. 8 general election.

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