|For mayor||For council Seat 3|
60, is a California native who moved
Source of income: Realtor's fees.
Assets: House, car, bank account.
Liabilities: Mortgage, car payment, credit cards.
50, was born and raised in Pinellas
Sources of income: Rick Butler Real Estate, council salary.
Assets: Home; office building, truck, motorcycles, scooters.
Liabilities: Mortgages and unpaid real estate taxes for 2005, 2006 and 2007 on his office building.
Endorsements: Pinellas Park AFSCME, firefighters and police unions.
66, was born in New Brunswick, N.J.,
Sources of income: Pension, mayor's salary, dividends.
Assets: Home, automobiles, stocks, certificates of deposit.
Endorsements: Pinellas County Realtors Organization, Pinellas Park firefighters union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
|Marshall Avert Cook Jr.
61, was born in Alexandria, Va., and
Sources of income: Military disability pay, Social Security.
Assets: Home, car.
|For council Seat 4|
53, is a former member of the state House of Representatives. She has
Source of income: Consulting business, pension.
Assets: Home, car.
Endorsements: Vacating council member Patricia Bailey-Snook, former Pinellas Park police Chief David Milchan, former Pinellas Park fire Chief Ken Cramer, Pinellas County School Board member Linda Lerner.
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Background issues: Brennan served in the state House from 1990 to 1998, when she resigned to run unsuccessfully for state Senate. She tried to regain her House seat in 2000 but was derailed when, days before the election, she disclosed that she suffered from clinical depression. A reporter had questioned why she had missed multiple meetings of an advocates council for elderly nursing home residents and allowed cases to languish for months. Brennan says the illness would not affect her service on the council and that she has not had a recurrence since she was diagnosed in 2000. "While I have suffered from depression in the past, I'm not currently. I take an antidepressant and everything's on an even keel," she said.
Brennan has not lived in Pinellas Park for the past four years, an apparent violation of the city's residency requirement for office holding. She said her home is being revamped and that she intends to live in the city when the repairs are complete. Late last year, Brennan said she'd be back in by January. But five days before the March election, the water was still off and no certificate of occupancy had been issued. Brennan says the kitchen sink and bathroom flooring must be installed before she can move back in.
56, was born in New Britain, Conn. He moved to Pinellas Park in July 1969. He is
Sources of income: Real estate and business investments.
Assets: Real estate, stocks, IRA and certificates of deposit.
Liabilities: Mortgage on business property.
Background issues: In 1998 and 2000, Heine was arrested and charged with numerous crimes ranging from possession of marijuana to possession of drug paraphernalia. But the charges were all dropped.
"They illegally seized the property and (the judge) ordered everything (returned to me) and one of the deputies was fired from the Sheriff's Department and the other one was reprimanded, not because of my case but because of similar ones," Heine said. The deputies, he said, had lied in other cases, so the judge dismissed the charges against him. Heine sued the county but lost because, he said, "they outlawyered me."
Heine has also faced repeated battles over his Park Boulevard store, Rockin Cards and Gifts, which was put on a list of "head shops" that was developed by the Pinellas County Drug Paraphernalia Task Force. Heine says he does not sell drug paraphernalia or anything illegal, only the type of items the judge returned to him in 1998 and 2000. Heine points out that Mischler, an old political foe, was on the task force.
"It's political," Heine said. "I don't know how they arrive at this list. I only sell what the county gave back to me. ... I'm more like a Spencer's Gift Shop, but a little more R-rated. ... This list is like a list from the McCarthy era. ... I don't know what to take out of the store to make them happy."
|Jerry A. Mullins
56, has lived in Pinellas Park since the 1960s. He owns Mullins
Source of income: Mullins Enterprises.
Assets: Real estate, cars, trucks and business.
Campaign Web site: jerrymullinsforcouncil.com
Endorsements: Pinellas Park Firefighters Union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and Pinellas Park council member Rick Butler. He has the support of the Pinellas Park Dance Reunion and the Pinellas Park Thunderbirds.
Background information: He was arrested in 1989 and charged with possession of cocaine and grand theft. The charges were dropped. Mullins said he bought two Waverunners and found out later they were stolen. When the judge heard his story, the charges were dismissed, he said. He was charged with domestic battery in 1992 after a dispute with a girlfriend. Those charges were also dropped. Mullins was arrested in 1994 and 1996 and charged with DUI. He was convicted of one of those charges, and the other was reduced to reckless driving. Mullins also declared bankruptcy in 1992.
Mullins addressed his past problems on his campaign Web site: "My struggles were self-inflicted, and I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I learned a lot of things the hard way, and I stand before you today a humbled, honest and wiser person. ... I own up to my past mistakes and I have learned from them. I am extremely proud of the way I turned my life back in the right direction, and what I have done for our community since then."
|Patricia F. Johnson
62, was born in North Carolina and grew up in St. Pete Beach. She first moved to
Sources of income: Consulting, Amber Glen.
Assets: Real estate, car, horse trailer, two horses.
Liabilities: Two mortgages.
Campaign Web site: pattiforcouncil.com
Endorsements: Pinellas Park branch of the Fraternal Order of Police.
60, moved to St. Petersburg in 1967 and to Pinellas Park in 1968. He owns
Source of income: Eddie's Tractor Service.
Assets: Home, cars, real estate.
Liabilities: Credit cards.
Campaign Web site: eddiekosinski.com
Background information: Declared bankruptcy in 1992 because of problems with a business partner. Kosinski said it was Chapter 13 reorganization to protect him from his partner's debts. He said he has paid back all his creditors.
|Patricia Massey Macfarlane
53, was born in St. Petersburg and moved to Pinellas Park for
Source of income: Photography and boarding stable.
Assets: Real estate, horses, cars, trucks, stocks.
Liabilities: Unpaid property taxes from 2006 and 2007, mortgage, credit cards.