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Tarpon Springs Mayor David Archie succeeds with soft approach



In a small city like Tarpon Springs, there are no poll numbers or consultants to gauge the popularity of politicians. But fans of Mayor David Archie say there's a reason nobody challenged his recent bid for re-election: He's too good to beat.

"It's not because nobody wants to be mayor," said City Manager Mark LeCouris. "It would be crazy to run against David with his record of community service. What's going to be your platform?"

Archie, 60, who directs a community nonprofit while also serving as mayor, was sworn in recently for his second and final term as the city's highest elected official. He'll term out in 2016.

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[Last modified: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:41pm]


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