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Teacher? Or mayor? Kenneth City pol must pick

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March

Zemaitis Teresa Zemaitis wants to be mayor of Kenneth City in Pinellas County. She also want to keep her day job teaching at Dixie Hollins High School.

Confronted by a city charter that forbids "public employees" -- yes, that includes teachers -- from serving as mayor, Zemaitis sued as she ran for office, just in case she won election.

Well, Zemaitis won at the ballot box but not in the courtroom. A circuit judge has ruled that the city charter is clear and unambiguous, and Zemaitis must choose -- teacher or mayor. Any advice?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:17am]

    

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