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Pinellas Realtors recommend Safety Harbor, St. Pete Beach candidates

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The Pinellas Realtor Organization has issued recommendations in three upcoming elections. In Safety Harbor, the group recommends Joe Ayoub for mayor and Damon Lister for Seat 1 on the City Commission. In St. Pete Beach, Realtors recommend Alan Johnson for mayor. The member-only candidate screening committee reviewed questionnaires and interviewed candidates before making recommendations. The group says that there are thoughtful, qualified candidates running, but each race had a candidate stand out for overall commitment to the community, understanding of economic issues,…

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Safety Harbor draws full slate of candidates

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After qualifying closed Tuesday, eight candidates are vying for three seats on the Safety Harbor City Commission. Running for mayor are Joe Ayoub and Janet Hooper. Ayoub is a former mayor who also served on the commission. He is facing Hooper, who is in her first term as a commissioner. She resigned from Seat 1 to run for mayor. Hooper’s resignation is effective March 21, the week after the election. Four candidates are lining up to serve the remainder of…

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Scott Long to run for Safety Harbor commission

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Business owner Scott Long announced Wednesday his candidacy for Seat 1 on the Safety Harbor City Commission. “The tone of discourse in Safety Harbor over the past few years has hurt my heart,” Long said. “We can disagree yet still be respectful. I’ve spent my life helping people with differing views find common ground so we can move forward together. And now I’d like to do that for the city I love.” Seat 1 is currently held by Janet Hooper…

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