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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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Janet Long nearly tops $17,000 for re-election campaign

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Since filing to run for re-election in early May, Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long has raised exactly $16,808 in campaign contributions. That’s according to the last three months of published campaign finance reports on the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections’ website. Long, a 70 year-old Democrat from Seminole, has received nearly 50 total checks so far, including five for $1,000 — the maximum allowable individual contribution amount. Those five top donations came from real estate developer Edward R. Sharp, land-use attorney Ed Armstrong,…

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