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Jay Polgaze to take on Robert Cundiff during Clearwater candidate forum tonight

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Jay Polgaze and Robert Cundiff will square off in a candidate forum Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Clearwater. Cundiff is challenging Polgaze for his seat on City Council. The forum will be held in Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall located at 112 South Osceola Avenue in downtown Clearwater. A live stream of the event will be broadcast on the City of Clearwater’s website under the “live meeting” tab. The event will also be archived for…

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Jay Polgaze spends $10,000 more than his opponent in less than two weeks

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Clearwater City Council member Jay Polgaze continues to trounce his opponent in his re-election bid. Polgaze has brought in more than $22,000 in campaign contributions as of February 12th. His challenger, Robert Cundiff, has raised just $4,329 and much of that has come from self-loans. Polgaze raised $6,300 from February 1st through February 12th. He raked in several high-dollar contributions including $500 from Clearwater Chamber of Commerce head Brian Aungst Jr. and $500 from his dad, former Clearwater Mayor Brian…

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Jay Polgaze re-election fundraiser set for Feb. 8

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Clearwater City Council member Jay Polgaze is hosting a re-election fundraiser Monday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 at Island Way Grill on Clearwater Beach. Polgaze is the only incumbent up for re-election this year to have drawn a challenger in the March election. In an invitation sent to potential supporters, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce chair Brian Aungst Jr. urged voters to offer their support. “As you know, Jay is a veteran and a member of the Clearwater community since 1969,”…

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Jay Polgaze lands commanding fundraising lead in sole Clearwater council seat challenge

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Clearwater City Councilman Jay Polgaze is far out-fundraising the challenger in his re-election bid for seat 3. Polgaze has raised more than $13,000 compared to his opponent’s $1,070. Challenger Robert Cundiff brought in most of his contributions, $770, in December, the most recent campaign finance reporting period. He’s spent about $300. Most went to Slate Strategies for an online contribution platform, reports filed with the Clearwater City Clerk indicate. Contributions came from a $300 loan to himself and a $300…

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Politics put BP settlement money discussions on hold in Clearwater

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Clearwater City Council and mayoral re-election races are holding up progress on how to spend $6.4 million in BP settlement money even though the it has been available since July. The council will hold off at least four months on determining what to do with the cash. At issue are re-election campaigns for Mayor George Cretekos and City Council members Doreen Hock DiPolito and Jay Polgaze who are all appearing on the March ballot. During a meeting Nov. 5, City…

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In addition to presidential candidates, here’s what to expect on local ballots in 2016

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Everyone knows about the Presidential Preference Primary March 15, but not as many know there are a bunch of municipalities packing ballots with local candidates as well. All of the Belleairs – Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs and Belleair Shore – will have one council member or commission seat on the ballot each. Clearwater will elect a Mayor and two City Council members. Same goes for Gulfport. Indian Rocks beach will have two commission seats on the ballot as well…

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