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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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Thom Barnhorn, Jim Quinn win re-election to the Seminole City Council

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After two recounts and a wait for the overseas ballots to come in, the Seminole election results became official Friday. Thom Barnhorn was the top vote-getter with 4,549, or about 37.7 percent of the ballot. Jim Quinn came in second with 4,302, or about 32.8 percent of the vote. And Tom Christy was close third with 4,273, or about 32.6 percent of the ballot. Incumbents Barnhorn and Quinn will take the two available seats on the council. Christy, who was…

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After two recounts, Seminole City Council election still up in the air

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Pinellas elections officials spent much of Tuesday recounting votes in the race for two seats on the Seminole City Council. But by the end of the day, the final results are still uncertain. A final decision won’t be made until Friday when the final overseas mail ballots will be counted. There are 74 of those countywide. It’s unclear how many might be from Seminole. The order of finish stands as it did on Election Day — Thom Barnhorn in first place.…

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Question of recount, like Seminole council race, is up in the air

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While most eyes were watching Florida’s close presidential race, the City of Seminole had its own nail-biter in the race for City Council. By the end of the night, incumbent Thom Barnhorn was leading with 4,544 votes, or 34.66 percent of the total 13,111 votes. Incumbent Jim Quinn was in second place with 4,299 votes, or 32.79 percent, and challenger Tom Christy was in third place with 4,268 votes, or 32.55 percent. The close race between Quinn and Christy — with…

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Incumbents elected in Dunedin; tight races in Largo, Seminole

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Dunedin Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski and commission member Heather Gracy were re-elected in Dunedin. In Largo, incumbent Curtis Holmes held a slim lead over challenger Neil McMullen. In a tight Seminole race, incumbents Thom Barnhorn and Jim Quinn held slender leads over challenger Tom Christy, who was making his seventh try for a seat on the council. The two top vote-getters will take office. Dunedin’s Bujalski was returned to office with about 57 percent of the vote to defeat vice…

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Thom Barnhorn leads in fundraising in Seminole City Council race

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Incumbent Thom Barnhorn is the clear winner when it comes to raising funds to run for re-election to the Seminole City Council. Barnhorn has raised $6,255, according to the latest filings with the Seminole city clerk’s office. Jim Quinn, the other incumbent in the race, has raised $3,250. Tom Christy trails far behind with $237. A bit more than half Barnhorn’s funds — $3,500 — come from his own pockets. But he’s also received donations from former Seminole council member…

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Incumbents want to keep the good times rolling in Seminole

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Jim Quinn and Thom Barnhorn say things are good in Seminole: The moribund Seminole Mall is at long last a memory. In its place, a bright new City Center is rising. The city’s property tax rate is one of the lowest in the county, and it hasn’t changed since 2008 when it dropped. A senior center has opened. The emergency operations center/public works building is solar powered and sells energy back to the grid. The city is building a waterfront…

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