DECISION 2020 — CANDIDATE PROFILES

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2020 PINELLAS COUNTY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

March 17th:

Clearwater MAYOR

Elizabeth Drayer

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Frank Hibbard

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Bill Jonson

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Morton Myers

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Clearwater Council Seat 2

Mark Bunker

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Eliseo Santana Jr.

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Michael Mannino

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Lina Teixeira

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Bruce Rector

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Clearwater Council Seat 3

Kathleen Beckman

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Robert Cundiff

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Bud Elias

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Scott Thomas

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Clearwater Referendum 1

Donation or Sale for Less Than Market Value of Property for Workforce Housing

Shall Section 2.01(d)(5)(i) of the City Charter relating to limitations on the conveyance of real property be amended as provided in Ordinance No. 9353-19 to allow the city to donate or sell for less than market value real property which does not exceed five acres for workforce or affordable housing which means housing affordable to people and families whose total annual income does not exceed 120% of the Area Median Income?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Clearwater Referendum 2

Donation or Sale of Uneconomic Remainder to Adjacent Property Owner

Shall Section 2.01(d)(5)(i) of the City Charter relating to limitations on the conveyance of real property be amended as provided in Ordinance No. 9353-19 to allow the city to donate or sell for less than market value real property which has been determined to be an uneconomic remainder to an adjacent property owner, after a public hearing has been held?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Clearwater Referendum 3

Repealing Section 2.01(D)(8) Relating to Leasing City Property to Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Shall the City Charter be amended by repealing Section 2.01(d)(8) relating to leasing certain city property to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which provision has expired?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Clearwater Referendum 4

Amendment to Conform with State Law

Shall the City Charter Section 2.06(c) be amended to prohibit present or former councilmembers from holding any compensated appointive city office or employment until two years after the expiration of their elected term to conform with state law?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Clearwater Referendum 5

Administrative Amendment

Shall the City Charter Section 3.03(f) be amended to change the City Manager’s report from September to November?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Clearwater Referendum 6

Appointment of Charter Review Advisory Committee

Shall Section 7.02 of the City Charter be amended as provided in Ordinance No. 9355-19 to require the appointment of a Charter Review Advisory Committee at least every eight years instead of every five years?

YES to approve

NO to reject

Gulfport Council Ward 1

April Thanos

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Dan Liedtke

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Kenneth City Council - vote for two

Paul Asche

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Bonnie Noble

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William Rosemiller

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Megan Zemaitis

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MADEIRA BEACH Mayor

John Hendricks

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Gary Hughes

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MADEIRA BEACH Commission District 1

Helen Price

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Deby Weinstein

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Oldsmar Council Seat 3

Chris Bohr

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Andrew Knapp

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Kelly O'Brien

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Oldsmar Charter Amendment

Correcting Codification Error by Reinstating Language that Provided for Filling of Council Vacancies

Shall the Charter, pursuant to Ordinance 2019-08, be amended to correct a codification error by reinstating language that provided for the filling of vacancies on the City Council?

YES to approve

NO to reject

Pinellas Park Council Seat 3

Connie Bruce

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Rick Butler

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Pinellas Park Charter Amendment

An Amendment to the Charter as to the Election and Taking Office of Elected Officials

Shall Sec. CC-301, Sec. CC-303 and Sec. CC-304 of the Charter of the City of Pinellas Park, Florida, pertaining to the election and terms of the Mayor and City Council Members be amended as provided in Ordinance No. 4095, to bring such provisions in accordance with the current provisions of the Florida Statutes? 

YES to approve

NO to reject

Redington Shores Commission District 1

Jennie Blackburn

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Thomas Kapper

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Safety Harbor Mayor

Joe Ayoub

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Tanja Vidovic

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Safety Harbor Commission Seat 4

Carlos Diaz

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John Patrick Estok

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David Roth

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South Pasadena Charter Amendment 1

Revising the Term of City Commissions From Three (3) Year to Four (4) Year Terms

Do you approve an amendment to Section 2.02 of the City Charter changing the term of office for City Commissioners from three (3) year terms to four (4) year terms?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 2

Term Limits for Mayor and Commissioners; Commissioners Eligible as Candidate for Mayor After Allowable Terms

Do you approve an amendment to Section 2.02 of the City Charter providing for separate term limits for the election of Mayor and Commissioners and allowing a Commissioner to be eligible for a candidate for Mayor after serving all allowable terms as Commissioner?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 3

Thirty Days for Commission to Appoint to Fill Vacancy; Appointment Cannot Be Longer Than Specified

Do you approve an amendment to Section 2.03 of the City Charter providing for thirty (30) calendar days to appoint an eligible person to fill a vacancy of the Commission and providing that the appointment cannot be longer than the next general election or fifteen (15) months?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 4

Mayor Shall Appoint the Vice Mayor During a Regular Commission Meeting

Do you approve an amendment to Section 2.06 of the City Charter providing that the Mayor shall appoint a Vice Mayor during a Regular Commission Meeting after each annual regular election instead of during a Special Commission Meeting after each annual regular election?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 5

Mayor and Commissioners Eligible to Receive Cost of Living Increases Consistent With City Employees

Do you approve of an amendment to Section 2.08 of the City Charter which would provide the Mayor and Commissioners to receive cost of living increases consistent with other City Employees?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 6

City Elections Will Be Held on the Second Tuesday in March Each Year as Needed

Do you approve of amendments to Section 3.01 which will provide that City elections will be held on the second Tuesday in March of each year, only if those elections are needed to fill expired and/or unexpired terms per the Charter?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 7

Creating the New Position City Administrator, As Needed, and Providing for Duties

Do you approve of the creation of Section 4.05, of the City Charter to provide for a City Administrator, as needed, who will serve as the head administrative officer of the City of South Pasadena, and to provide for the duties of the City Administrator?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 8

Revising Existing Charter Language to Describe the Process for Adoption of Ordinances By Citizen Initiative

Do you approve of the amendment to Section 6.01, Initiative which revises the existing language to clearly describe the process for adoption of ordinances by citizen initiative?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 9

Revising Existing Charter Language to Describe Process for Charter Review and Charter Review Committee Membership

Do you approve of the amendment to Section 7.01 of the City Charter which revises existing language to clearly describe the process to establish the time frame charter review and the creation of the Charter Review Committee?

YES to approve

NO to reject

South Pasadena Charter Amendment 10

Require That Commission Place the Recommendations of the Charter Review Committee on First Available Agenda

Do you approve of the amendment to Section 7.04 of the City Charter which revises the Charter to require that the City Commission place an item with the recommendations from the Charter Review Committee on the first available City Commission agenda, instead of an ordinance?

YES to approve

NO to reject

St. Pete Beach Commission District 1

Terri Finnerty

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Christopher Graus

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Tarpon Springs Commission Seat 1

Susan Hales

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Jacob Karr

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Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 1

Increasing Exemption Threshold for Real Property Requirement and Requiring Referendum for Sale of Recreational Property

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently requires a voter referendum and approval by the affirmative vote of four members of the Board of Commissioners if the City wishes to purchase, sell, exchange, convey, or lease real property in any amount greater than $250,000. Shall the Charter be amended to increase the limitation amount to $350,000, but require a voter referendum for the sale of any city parks, recreational, or waterfront property?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 2

Enumerating the Powers, Responsibilities, and Duties of the Board of Commissioners

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently lists the composition and powers of the Board of Commissioners. Shall the Charter be amended to include and accurately enumerate the powers, responsibilities, and duties of the Board of Commissioners, including the duty to maintain parks, improve streets and sidewalks, evaluate charter officers, review city policies, set a budget, act as the Community Redevelopment Agency Board, create boards and departments, and maintain the Anclote River?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 3

Nonpartisan Municipal Elections and Correction of Spelling Error

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently provides for the terms of office, qualifications, and date of annual elections, but is silent as to the nonpartisan aspect of the City’s municipal elections. Shall the Charter be amended to clarify that all municipal elections in the City are to be conducted on a nonpartisan basis and to correct a spelling error of the word electors?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 4

Interference with Administration of Charter Officers

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently prohibits the Board of Commissioners from directing and supervising City employees that are under the City Manager’s authority, but does not address employees of other charter officers which are the City Attorney, Internal Auditor, and the City Clerk and Collector. Shall the Charter be amended to prohibit the Board of Commissioners from directing and supervising employees of all charter officers?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 5

Duties of Internal Auditor as a Full-time Employee of the City

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter is presently silent as to the full-time role of the Internal Auditor and does not enumerate the duties of the Internal Auditor. Shall the Charter be amended to require that the Internal Auditor be a full-time employee of the City and to enumerate the duties of the Internal Auditor, including the duty to audit City departments for compliance, develop an audit manual, and prepare and audit calendar?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 6

Authority of the City Clerk and Collector to Hire, Discharge, or Suspend Employees

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter authorizes the City Clerk and Collector to hire, discharge, or suspend employees of the City Clerk and Collector’s Office in the Charter Section relating to the City Manager. Shall the Charter be amended to reflect that the City Clerk and Collector is authorized to hire, discharge, or suspend employees of the City Clerk and Collector’s Office in the Charter Section relating to the City Clerk and Collector?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 7

Requiring the City Attorney or A Representative to Attend and Advise Quasi-judicial Board Meetings

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently does not require the City Attorney or a representative of the City Attorney’s Office to attend and advise quasi-judicial board meetings of the City. Shall the Charter be amended to require the City Attorney or a representative of the City Attorney’s Office to attend and advise all quasi-judicial board meetings of the City?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 8

Residency Requirement for the City Manager, Department Heads, and Charter Officers

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently requires the City Manager and limited positions to establish legal residency in the City, and allows the Board of Commissioners to temporarily excuse the residency requirements for up to one year. Shall the Charter be amended to allow the Board of Commissioners to excuse department heads and Charter Officers from residency requirements for up to three years, but not allow an exception for the City Manager?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 9

Prohibition of City Employees Selling Goods or Services to City

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently allows City employees to sell the City goods or services not in excess of $20.00. This section has been preempted by Section 112.313(3), Florida Statutes, which prohibits the sale of goods or services of any value by an employee to the City. Shall the Charter be amended to reflect Florida Statutes and delete language that allows City employees to sell goods or services to the City?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 10

Amending Street and Sidewalk Investment Fund and Creating the Sidewalk Improvement Fund

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter created a street and sidewalk investment fund to support street, drainage, and sidewalk improvements. The Charter Revision Commission has determined that the funds could be better utilized to effectuate sidewalk improvements throughout the City. Shall the requirements of the Fund be amended to allow the Board of Commissioners to appropriate up to $100,000 annually for sidewalk improvements if it is matched from the City’s Capital Improvement Program?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 11

Charter Revision Commission Advisory Opinion Regarding Charter Interpretation

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently allows the City Attorney to request from the Charter Revision Commission an advisory opinion concerning the interpretation of the City Charter. Shall the Charter be amended to allow the Board of Commissioners to reconvene the latest Charter Revision Commission to request advisory opinions regarding the interpretation of the City Charter when necessary?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Charter Amendment 12

Amend City Hospital Name and Clarify That it is City Owned Property

Sponsored by Charter Revision Commission. The City Charter presently references the City hospital as Tarpon Springs General Hospital. The name has since been changed to Advent Health North Pinellas. Shall the Charter be amended to reflect the current and accurate name of the hospital (Advent Health North Pinellas), clarify that it is city owned property, and require the Charter section to be referenced in all leases and agreements with Advent Health North Pinellas?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Referendum

Sale of City-owned Surplus Property for Appraised Value

Shall the City sell to Jesse Bozarth a 2728 square foot, parcel of city-owned surplus property adjacent to his property at 308 High Street for its appraised value?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

Treasure Island Commission Seat 4

Richard Harris

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Maribeth Wetzel

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ELECTION CALENDAR:

  • July 20, 2020
    • Voter Registration Deadline   
  • August 18, 2020
    • Primary Election
  • October 5, 2020
    • Voter Registration Deadline
  • November 3, 2020
    • General Election

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