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Pinellas Realtors recommend Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach candidates

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The Pinellas Realtor Organization has issued recommendations in three upcoming elections. In Safety Harbor, the group recommends Joe Ayoub for mayor and Damon Lister for Seat 1 on the City Commission. In St. Pete Beach, Realtors recommend Alan Johnson for mayor. The member-only candidate screening committee reviewed questionnaires and interviewed candidates before making recommendations. The group says that there are thoughtful, qualified candidates running, but each race had a candidate stand out for overall commitment to the community, understanding of economic issues,…

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St. Pete Beach appoints interim mayor

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Deborah Schechner was chosen as interim Mayor of St. Pete Beach on Tuesday. Schechner will replace Maria Lowe, who resigned earlier this year so she could go to Paris, France, with her husband, Gerald, who accepted a job as the Deputy Director of the American Battle Monuments Commission. Schechner was chosen by a 3-1 vote after applicants were interviewed during a televised commission meeting Tuesday. Ward Friszolowski was the lone dissenting vote. Schechner unsuccessfully opposed Friszolowski in the March commission election. She was…

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