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Pinellas top lawyers, Bob Dillinger and Bernie McCabe, running for re-election in 2016 with eyes on mental health issues

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Pinellas’ top lawyers, Bob Dillinger and Bernie McCabe, want four more years. Dillinger, 65, has been the public defender for Pinellas and Pasco counties since ’96. McCabe, 67, has represented the same area — Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit — as the state attorney since ’92. They’ll be running for their sixth and seventh consecutive terms, respectively. Saint PetersBlog recently spoke with each candidate, and atop both of their future to-do lists, should they get re-elected, were mental health related issues. “I…

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