Dunedin mayor plans to seek commission seat
It appears the only thing standing between Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers and announcing his plans to run for a Pinellas Commission seat is time. A few days, at most.
In a brief interview on Tuesday, Eggers said he's "very definitely, seriously considering running" and "I really plan to announce that in the next couple of days."
Eggers, 56, a Republican, would make the eleventh candidate to run for the District 4 seat, which has been held since 2000 by Commissioner Susan Latvala. Her decision to retire from the board, creating a rare open commission seat, has already attracted a boatload of candidates, some of whom have never run for office before while others, like Neil Brickfield, a former Republican Pinellas commissioner who lost a re-election bid in 2012, have experience in politics.
Eggers would fit in the second category. He's been Dunedin's mayor since 2009 and was re-elected to a four year term in 2012. Asked why he's running for the position, Eggers deferred questions until later this week, when he makes a formal announcement.