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Tampa Bay’s Campaign Weekender

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Congressional candidate Jim Piccillo is hosting a Veterans Town Hall on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 30455 Cortez Blvd Hwy 50 (east of I-75 at Exit 301), Brooksville. For more information, please visit this Facebook page. House District 45 candidate Kathryn Starkey will be canvassing on Saturday.   Meet at Ohana Coffee Shop on the corner of Tampa Road and Orange Street at 9:00 a.m. Pinellas County School Board candidate Fonda…

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Tampa Bay’s Campaign Weekender

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Congressional candidate Jim Piccillo is hosting a Veterans Town Hall on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 30455 Cortez Blvd Hwy 50 (east of I-75 at Exit 301), Brooksville.  For more information, please visit this Facebook page. House District 45 candidate Kathryn Starkey will be canvassing on Saturday.   Meet at Ohana Coffee Shop on the corner of Tampa Road and Orange Street at 9:00 a.m. Pinellas County School Board candidate Fonda…

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And then there were two: Another candidate drops out of race for Pinellas School Board

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A second candidate has dropped out of the race for the Pinellas School Board at-large District 2 seat. Jessica Summers of Largo notified the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections office last week that she won’t be running after all. The SOE’s Web site now lists her campaign as “inactive.” Linda Dabney Benware was the first candidate to file and then back out. Summers’ departure leaves two in the race: retired principal Terry Krassner and math/science coach Fonda Huff.

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Another candidate files for Pinellas School Board

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The latest candidate to file for the Pinellas School Board is Fonda Huff, mother of former Rays slugger Aubrey Huff. Huff, 54, of Largo, has been a teacher for 17 years (11 in Florida) and now works as a math/science coach, rotating between Northeast, Osceola, Seminole and St. Petersburg high schools. You can read more about her in this St. Petersburg Times profile from 2003. She’s running for the at-large District 2 seat being vacated by Nina Hayden. Terry Krassner…

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Support Largo Commish Rodney Woods

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Largo City Commissioner Rodney Woods is hosting a fundraiser tonight at Jorge’s Seafood Grille (800 Clearwater/Largo Rd. N.) beginning at 6:30. For more information, please visit Rodney Wood’s campaign website.

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Largo mayoral candidate demands to be on ballot after mistake over missing signature

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Former Mayor Bob Jackson, who was disqualified from the Nov. 3 election, wrote a letter to City Clerk Diane Bruner late Wednesday demanding his name be placed on the ballot. Bruner decided to disqualify Jackson because he failed to sign his loyalty oath. Jackson chastised Bruner and another employee for mistakes they made in the handling of his form. Bruner, who was informed about the missing signature by the Supervisor of Elections Office, admitted she did not notice the problem…

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Largo mayoral race flap grinds on

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There is no denying that multiple mistakes made a mess of the qualification process in the upcoming mayoral election in Largo. Unless former mayor Bob Jackson is willing to let go of his desire to be mayor again, taxpayers may be left holding the bill for a court case. (Here’s a link to the Times editorial.) The qualification period for candidates seeking office in Largo’s Nov. 3 city election ended Aug. 13. Only two candidates were interested in running for mayor: the incumbent,…

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