No second term for Duncan; Gallucci enters race
Pinellas County Commissioner Ronnie Duncan won't run for re-election in November. After having presided as commission chairman last year during the Jim Smith land deal, he faced a potentially ugly contest. But Duncan, 50, said that prospect played little role in his decision. The job just took too much time from family, he said.
"My children are 5 and 10 years old and I want to spend more time with them as they are growing up," Duncan said.
Pinellas School Board member Jane Gallucci annouced today she would seek Duncan's seat. She faces Ray Brooks in the Republican primary. Republican Neil Brickfield is also said to be weighing a run. Paul Matton is the Democrat in the race.