Democrat Calvin Harris, in office since 1997, seeks another term against frequent candidate Norm Roche, who is making his fourth try for the board. He has changed parties, but the issues are the same: Roche's assault on county spending vs. Harris' sunny view of the future. David DeCamp, Times staff writer
About the job: County commissioners are paid $90,687 a year. The seven-member board oversees spending, development decisions and social services, as well as parks and other venues. Candidates, including two write-ins, live in District 2 in west and North Pinellas, but people countywide vote.