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Osteopaths name Charlie Justice “Commissioner of the Year”

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Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice was named “Commissioner of the Year” during the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society’s annual legislative night.

“Commissioner Justice is a true public servant.  He has served the Pinellas County community well in his time with the State Legislature, as well as at the County,” said Dr. Kenneth Webster, the PCOMS executive director.  “We appreciate his commitment to the medical profession and his continued support throughout the years.”

Justice has served on the Pinellas County Commission since 2012. Before that, he served in the Florida House from 2000 – 2006 and in the state Senate from 2006 – 2010. Since his election to the commission, he has served on the Health and Human Services Leadership Board, the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas Board, as chair of the Tourist Development Council, advisor to the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee, vice chair of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, and as chair of the Pinellas County Economic Development Council. Justice, a Democrat, is the current County Commission chair.

“It was a true honor to be recognized for my work by the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society.” Justice said.  “This organization is a true example of people who love their profession and are dedicated to providing and improving health care for all of our residents.”

The Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society is a non-profit organization serving the osteopathic medical profession and associates within Pinellas County.  PCOMS is an organization created for the express purpose of promoting a closer relationship between the osteopathic profession, its members, patients and other persons dedicated to improved health care.

Justice is seeking reelection to the District 3 seat on the commission. He is facing Republican Mike Mikurak in the Nov. 8 general election. The District 3 seat is voted on countywide.

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