Roche is back
Norm Roche has announced he will campaign for the Pinellas County Commission seat now held by County Commissioner Karen Seel, whose term wraps up at the end of 2008.
In 2006 Roche lost in the Democratic primary to incumbent and eventual victor County Commissioner Calvin Harris. Some were galled when Norm's brother Brian Roche filed as a general election write-in candidate in the race. The move closed the primary to all but Democratic voters, nullifying Harris' expected support from Republicans.
In 2004 he lost to current County Commission chairman Ronnie Duncan, taking 45 percent of the vote.