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Four candidates running for two seats on Seminole City Council

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Seminole City Council members Roger Edelman and Bob Matthews are facing challengers in their 2017 re-election campaigns. Edelman’s and Matthew’s seats on the seven-member council are the only ones set for the ballot this year. Since the city uses open seats, rather than districts, the two candidates with the most votes in the Nov. 7 election will sit on the Council.

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Leslie Waters re-elected Seminole mayor

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Leslie Waters won her second term as Seminole Mayor Monday when qualifying passed, and no one signed up to oppose her. Incumbents Thom Barnhorn and Jim Quinn are facing a challenge from Tom Christy for the two open seats on the Seminole council. Christy is making his seventh try for a place on the Seminole City Council. The two top vote-getters will take office. Waters could not be reached for comment. Waters is a former Republican member of the Florida House,…

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Pinellas commissioners turn to staff to evaluate ideas for BP money

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After two surveys and a two-hour workshop spent listening to ideas on spending $7.1 million in BP settlement money, Pinellas commissioners turned everything over to the county staff. Once staff members have evaluated the ideas, they’ll bring everything back to commissioners. But it won’t happen before July 19. That’s when commissioners are scheduled to get the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year and staff is tied up with those preparations. “At some point, we will have to start whittling…

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