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Tom McKone claims enough petitions to qualify in House race

Bit late on this, but Democrat Tom McKone, seeking to unseat Rep. Peter Nehr, R-Tarpon Springs, announced this week he has turned in enough petitions to qualify for the ballot this year.

From his news release:

“During our petition drive we heard over and over again how frustrated folks are with the shenanigans in Tallahassee,” stated McKone.  “Voters are tired of the politicians in Tallahassee who aren’t focusing on the real needs of the District.  We talked to many voters who are saying they plan on voting incumbents out and replacing them with new individuals who will focus on the real needs of the District.  I feel very confident that we will be successful at the polls in November!”

Nehr shows no petitions turned in yet. His primary opponent, Marg Baker, turned in enough by the end of March, the state Division of Elections shows.

Qualifying week begins June 14. The district is mainly in north Pinellas but dips into southwest Pasco County too.

David DeCamp, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:35pm]


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