SEMINOLE — Voters here will have a full range of choices in the upcoming municipal election.
Five candidates have qualified to run for two open City Council seats. Incumbents Patricia Plantamura and Leslie Waters are seeking re-election. Also running are Christopher Burke and Thomas Christy, who have run before, and political newcomer Sheryl Goff.
The two top vote-getters will take office.
Seminole has a council-manager form of government and an operating budget of about $15.2 million. The City Council is composed of the mayor and six council members, who are responsible for setting the budget and adopting policy.
The council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Council members earn $5,562 a year. Members generally serve three-year terms, but in 2010 voters approved moving elections to coincide with the November general elections. So this year's winners will serve three years and seven months to allow for the change.
The election is March 13.