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Mike Mikurak clears $100,000 in fundraising

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Republican Mike Mikurak has passed the $100,000 mark in fundraising for his race against incumbent Charlie Justice for the District 3 at-large seat on the Pinellas County Commission. In his most recent financial report, Mikurak says he raised $12,975 in the month of May, bringing his overall total since September to $100,480. It’s unclear how far ahead of Justice he may be. Justice has until Friday to file his May report. However, as of the end of April, Justice, a…

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Challenger Mike Mikurak leads incumbent Charlie Justice in fundraising for Pinellas Commission

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Political newcomer Mike Mikurak is outstripping incumbent Charlie Justice by almost two to one when it comes to fundraising for the District 3 seat on the Pinellas County Commission. As of April 30, when the books closed on the most recent fundraising reports, Republican Mikurak had raised $87,505 in cash contributions and another $7,103.98 from in-kind donations. In contrast, Justice, the Democrat, had raised $48,067 in cash and $$2,078.40 from in-kind donations, according to records from the Pinellas County Supervisor…

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St. Pete City Council incumbents Charlie Gerdes, Steve Kornell sail to re-election

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As expected, both St. Petersburg City Council incumbents facing re-election cruised to easy victories Tuesday night. With early voting counted, Council Chairman Charlie Gerdes was trouncing Monica Abbott with 64 percent of the vote. Steve Kornell is leading his opponent, Philip Garrett 56 percent to 44 percent. While Gerdes never really faced a credible threat from Abbott, Kornell did have cause for concern when the Tampa Bay Times endorsed Garrett based on one defining issue: Garrett supported Mayor Rick Kriseman’s brokered deal to let the Tampa…

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Ed Montanari likely to win City Council seat unopposed

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If no one emerges by 5 p.m. Monday evening as a qualified candidate for St. Pete City Council District 3, Ed Montanari will emerge as the council member-elect to replace outgoing Bill Dudley. As of Monday afternoon Montanari seems to have it in the bag. No one has filed paperwork to run against him and there hasn’t been a single whisper of potential challengers. Local Democrats have been rumored to be looking, but appear to have come up empty-handed in…

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AFL-CIO endorses Valerie Goddard for Hillsborough Commission

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The West Central Florida Federation of Labor has endorsed Valerie Goddard’s candidacy for the Hillsborough County Commission, District 3.

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You’re Invited: Taste of District 3 with Hills. County Commish candidate Valerie Goddard

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You’re Invited: Taste of District 3 with Hills. County Commish candidate Valerie Goddard

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