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Former Dunedin mayor looks at county, House 45 races



Former Dunedin mayor Bob Hackworth confirmed to Bay Buzz on Friday that he's considering running for Pinellas County Commission or the Florida House District 45 seat in 2010.

Neither race has a Democrat running yet, but both would pose tests with established politicians on the ballot against Hackworth, a Democrat. The commission seat is held by Susan Latvala, a Republican. The House seat race has Pasco School Board member Kathryn Starkey and well-connected lawyer Richard Corcoran, a former top House aide.

Hackworth said he has spent most of his time considering the House race.

"I think I would have to see a path for the Democrats taking back the majority at some point during the term limits for my representation," Hackworth said.

Hackworth lost to U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, by more than 20 percentage points in 2008.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:17pm]


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