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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.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:31pm]


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