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Commissioner Schrader won't fight write-in candidate


Commissioner won't fight write-in move

County Commissioner Ted Schrader on Monday ruled out challenging the legitimacy of a write-in candidate whose presence will block 170,000 Democrats and third party voters from voting in the District 1 commission race. If Schrader and fellow Republican John Nicolette were the only candidates running, the Aug. 26 GOP primary would have been open to all voters. But the entry last week of John M. Taylor as a write-in candidate closed that primary race to Republicans only. The Pasco Democratic Party is considering a challenge, as there are questions about whether Taylor actually resides in east Pasco's District 1. Schrader said he wants to focus on issues and it is more appropriate for someone harmed by the move to fight it.

Donation to group could go further

Looking for a way to stretch your donation dollars? Community Aging and Retirement Services Inc., better known as CARES, is looking to raise $75,000 for an endowment fund. If it meets that goal, the nonprofit Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will chip in $25,000. Then CARES will receive 5 percent of the fund's value annually to promote quality of life and independence for adults through health, social and supportive services. CARES has three years to raise the money. For information, call CARES president-CEO Bill Aycrigg at (727) 862-9291, ext. 226, or the Community Foundation of Pasco County at (727) 846-1921 or toll-free 1-866-887-2726.


An article in Saturday's Pasco Times misstated the address of the home where a driver had vandalized the lawn. The correct address is 15847 Adobe Drive in Hudson.

Pasco deaths

Conti, Odessa S. "Ody"

Fernandez, Hernan

Gorrow, William J. Sr.

Hawkins, Marvin E.

Jakubielski, Joseph

Martin, Amanda Louise

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Commissioner Schrader won't fight write-in candidate 06/23/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:49am]
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