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Summary of Times endorsements in Dunedin

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With four of the five Dunedin City Commission seats up for grabs in the March 10 election, the potential for change is great. The Times recommends:

For Mayor: Dunedin residents are fortunate to have a choice between two smart, knowledgeable candidates for mayor. Either one would represent Dunedin well, but we believe Dave Eggers is the best choice for these times.”

Seat 1: We have disagreed with some of Commissioner Julie Scales’ positions on important issues and we have criticized her openly hostile treatment of certain other commissioners. But Scales is experienced and understands the problems confronting Dunedin, and in this election, that makes her the better choice.

Seat 2: Two men who lost previous elections for the City Commission are competing for this two-year seat that completes Kynes’ unfinished term. Tony Scruton, 66, ran last year. He has used the intervening year to improve his familiarity with city government.

Seat 3: Both candidates for Seat 3 have much to offer, but Dave Carson, who has the stronger record of community involvement and is conversant on all city issues, gets our vote.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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