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Mike Mikurak’s donations to his campaign fatten his fundraising balance

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Mike Mikurak’s fundraising total far outweighs the amount raised by incumbent Charlie Justice. The two are battling it out for the District 3 seat on the Pinellas County Commission. The District 3 seat is at large and voted on countywide. Mikurak, a retired businessman, has deposited a total of $156,352 in his campaign account; Justice, $105,928. But a sizable portion of Mikurak’s total came out of his own pocket. As of mid-October, Mikurak had given about $42,700 in cash and…

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Is the Pinellas County Commission a ‘real job?’ Mike Mikurak and Charlie Justice disagree

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Mike Mikurak is running hard to replace Charlie Justice on the Pinellas County Commission. He’s raised more than $100,000 to win the seat, including spending tens of thousands of his own money to unseat Justice. All for something Mikurak says is not a “real job.” Mikurak’s statement came Thursday during a visit both made to the Tiger’s Den during a luncheon of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. Both candidates were asked where they stand on term limits. Justice, a Democrat,…

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Clearwater Chamber announces local endorsements; virtual tie between Charlie Justice, Mike Mikurak

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Clearwater’s Chamber of Commerce announced endorsements in several local races, and a virtual tie between two equally qualified candidates for a Pinellas County Commission seat. In a statement Friday, CLEARPAC, the committee for the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber’s board of directors, made recommendations based on “the importance of Election Day to the continuing success of local business.” CLEARPAC is endorsing Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala for re-election to Senate District 20, as well as Republican State…

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Charlie Justice racks-up over $16,000 in donations during first full month of re-election campaign

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The two-person race for Pinellas County Commission’s District 3 seat just got a little richer. Incumbent Charlie Justice‘s November fundraising figures were published today by the Supervisor of Elections. And in what was his first full month of campaigning, Justice brought-in approximately $16,117 on 72 unique contributions. In total, Justice received four of the maximum allowable $1,000 donations, 12 $500 donations, 12 donations for between $200 and $300, and 16 donations for between $100 and $125. The remaining 28 donations…

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