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Kenneth Burgess wins vacant Zephyrhills council seat

ZEPHYRHILLS — Kenneth Burgess, Jr. won a seat on City Council the easy way: He applied for a vacancy without drawing any opponents.

Burgess, 52, was the only applicant when the filing deadline passed at noon Tuesday for the seat previously held by Tim Urban, who stepped down July 1 because he is moving back to his hometown of Brooksville.

Burgess, a teacher at Zephyrhills High School and the girls' golf team coach, told the Times last month he has considered running for several years but the timing didn't seem right until now. Former council member Manny Funes also considered applying for the seat, but changed his mind when he learned Burgess, a friend, had already applied.

Kenneth Burgess wins vacant Zephyrhills council seat 07/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 2:05pm]
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