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Charlie Justice looks at run vs. Pinellas Commissioner Bostock



Former state Sen. Charlie Justice, a St. Petersburg Democrat, confirmed to Bay Buzz that he's toying with a run for a County Commission at-large seat next year. The likely target: Republican Commissioner Nancy Bostock, who will kick off her campaign Nov. 7.

Nothing is serious enough to hire consultants, and Justice also is considering running for state Senate in 2012. But Justice said the commission race is on his radar after the commission voted 4-3 this month to stop fluoridating the drinking water. Bostock was part of the majority.

Justice said the commission's decision prompted several people to call him. The polarizing debate include almost two dozen opponents, including at least 14 people who are affiliated with various tea party groups. He suggested it wasn't exactly an intellectual debate.

"It made Pinellas look a little backward for the way it was done," Justice said.


[Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:09pm]


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