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Kenneth City voters have pick of four for two Town Council seats

KENNETH CITY — Voters here have a full field to choose from in the March elections for two open seats on the Town Council.

Running for re-election are Allen Schopp and Ron Sneed. Also in the race are Philip Redisch, a former council member, and Troy Campbell, a political newcomer.

Campbell, 42, is a systems analyst with Florida Blood Services. He is making his first run for the council.

Schopp, 62, has his own company, the Dartman, which sells darts and dart accessories. He has served on the Kenneth City Town Council since 2009. He oversees the Police Department.

Sneed, 51, is the owner of Residential Remodeling Solutions. He served on the Kenneth City Town Council from 1998 until 2002, when he resigned to concentrate on his family. He made an unsuccessful run for mayor in 2003 and then was elected to the council in 2009. He oversees the Public Works Department.

Redisch, 75, was elected to the council in 2003 but left in 2009 due to term limits. He is retired.

Kenneth City has a council-as-manager form of government with four council members and a mayor. Each council member runs the day-to-day business of a town department. Council members serve two-year terms and are paid $300 a month. They generally have two meetings each month.

Kenneth City has about 4,500 residents. The operating budget is about $2.2 million.

The two top vote-getters will take office. The election is March 8.

Reach Anne Lindberg at alindberg@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8450.

Kenneth City voters have pick of four for two Town Council seats 12/28/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:22pm]
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