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Three candidates in the running for Zephyrhills City Council

ZEPHYRHILLS

The top issues in the Zephyrhills City Council election on April 14 will be the upcoming year's budget and the services the city provides. In this race, former council member Lance Smith is running uncontested for Clyde Bracknell's seat, while incumbent Manny Funes is defending his spot from newcomer Carl Sullivan. Here is a quick informational breakdown for each candidate:

Lance Smith

(uncontested)

Age: 46

Occupation: Real estate broker and licensed contractor

Years in Zephyrhills: 46

Top issue: "Obviously, it's the budget. I want to work on what can make things easier on businesses that want to come into the city."

Manny Funes

Age: 64

Occupation: Real estate agent

Years in Zephyrhills: Three, plus 26 in east Pasco

Top issue: "I'm concerned about property values going down as a result of the economy. With property and sales taxes going down and less money coming into the city, it's going to affect the services offered in Zephyrhills."

Carl Sullivan

Age: 39

Occupation: Captain with the Temple Terrace Fire Department

Years in Zephyrhills: 12

Top issue: "My main issue is keeping the Fire Department intact. There's been talk about having the county take over."

Three candidates in the running for Zephyrhills City Council 03/22/09 [Last modified: Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:07pm]
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