Another candidate considers entering Clearwater City Council races
Nathan Hightower, 56, a commercial litigator and real estate attorney, told the Tampa Bay Times on Friday that he is giving serious consideration to running for one of two seats up for election.
Incumbent Council Member Bill Jonson has already drawn one announced opponent, David Allbritton, 62, a contractor.
Former Council member Hoyt Hamilton, 54, whose family owns Palm Pavilion on
Hightower said he hasn’t picked which race to jump into if he decides to run for council. But he has thought about the ramifactions of a three-way race for Jonson’s seat as opposed to a likely two-person race for the open seat.
“It certainly is a factor that plays a role in my consideration,” Hightower said.
He’ll make a final decision no later than the end of August. Candidates are able to formally file their candidacies in September and the political dynamics could be different by then, Hightower said.
“You never know, things could change,” he said.
Hightower, a second-generation Floridian, moved to
He is married with a grown daughter.
The city council is elected through at-large citywide districts. They serve four years terms and can serve two terms consecutively before they must step down.