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How special election for Congressman Young's seat affects Safety Harbor



Gov. Rick Scott's call for a March election to fill the seat left vacant by the Oct. 18 death of longtime U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young could throw a wrench into Safety Harbor's election plans.

City commissioners will decide Monday whether to reverse a controversial decision made before Young's death to delay Safety Harbor's election from March to November 2014. That move was intended to save money and increase voter turnout by aligning city and county elections.

"There is really no reason now to hold (the election) in November when you can hold it in March and make everyone happy," said City Manager Matt Spoor, adding that the city can now reap the same benefits either way.

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[Last modified: Sunday, November 3, 2013 6:02pm]


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