Strong turnout at Pinellas candidate forum
The room was full at the Council of North County Neighborhoods candidate forum held at Crescent Oaks Country Club last night. Organizer Ron Schultz put turnout at 135 people. Bay News 9's Al Ruechel moderated the event. After hearing from candidates for County Commission, the state Legislature and the Sheriff's Office, however, the hour got late for some, and a much smaller crowd was on hand to hear from Property Appraiser candidates Pam Dubov and Ben Friedlander. Dubov thanked the remaining crowd for "staying until the bitter end."
Will Van Sant, Times staff writer