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At Tiger Bay event, George Cretekos calls for Clearwater to get more respect

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As leaders of the region’s two biggest cities, Bob Buckhorn and Rick Kriseman dominate headlines in Tampa Bay politics. But it was Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos who became the breakout speaker at Tuesday’s meeting of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. All three mayors were on stage at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Roosevelt Boulevard. Only recently has Cretekos emerged as a leader in his own right, coming into the spotlight after 36 years serving as an aide to the late C.W. Bill Young before he was elected to the Clearwater…

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