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Hackworth to run for Latvala's commission seat



Former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth filed Wednesday to run in this year's race for Pinellas County Commission, seeking to unseat Susan Latvala.

Hackworth, a Democrat, will launch his campaign with a speech at Saturday's Kennedy-King Dinner by the Pinellas Democratic Party.

"I think there is a desperate need for change on the County Commission to address the really pressing issues, and I think part of that change is elected officials you can really trust to govern. That’s what I’m going to concentrate on as a campaign theme," Hackworth said.

Latvala, a Republican, already faces a primary challenge from Beverley Billiris, outgoing mayor of Tarpon Springs, in the north Pinellas district seat.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer


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


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