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460136 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-04-17 01:02:40.0 UTC 2008-04-16T21:02:40.000-04:00 dunedin-mayor-switches-parties-eyes-rep-youngs-seat Published 2008-04-23 19:28:48.0 UTC 2008-04-23T15:28:48.000-04:00 news/politics DTI 38085098 DUNEDIN — Mayor Bob Hackworth confirmed Wednesday he will run for the seat in Congress held by Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores. Hackworth also said that he changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. He said he'll address the reason for the switch and other specifics of his candidacy Tuesday at 5 p.m. outside City Hall in Dunedin. Hackworth, who can remain on the City Commission while he runs, has not yet qualified to be a candidate. The qualifying deadline is May 2. "I'm very excited about it," he said. "It has been a whirlwind as far as making the decision and making it late." Hackworth, 53, was elected mayor two years ago. He has another year left on his term. Before that, he was a city commissioner for four years. He left his second term early to run for mayor. He graduated from Dunedin High School and the University of Florida. He is a co-owner of an educational publishing firm. He and his wife, Gwynne Hackworth, have been married for 27 years and have two children, Maddie, 10, and Bobby, 7. Young, 77, is seeking a 20th term. Others who have announced their candidacy are Jason Diviki, an independent from St. Petersburg; Samm Simpson, a Democrat who ran against Young in 2006; and Max Linn, who ran for governor in 2006 as the Reform Party candidate. Linn will run as a Democrat. Tamara El-Khoury, Times Staff Writer News,Politics,Pinellas Dunedin mayor switches parties, eyes Rep. Young's seat CWEIMARN 4STB B Section dhvpkkz6y40n dhvpk Dunedin mayor switches parties, eyes Young's seat Dunedin 3 3b_hackworth041708.4st Dunedin mayor switches parties, eyes Young's seat 2008-04-17 04:00:00.0 UTC 2008-04-17T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/04/16/38085098-dunedin-mayor-switches-parties-eyes-rep-youngs-seat StaffArticle news,politicsPoliticsDUNEDIN — Mayor Bob Hackworth confirmed Wednesday he will run for the seat in Congress held by Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores.News,Politics,PinellasNews,Politics,Pinellas<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">TAMARA EL-KHOURY</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2262242 2016-01-21 17:17:41.0 UTC 7 Months Ago hackworth-considers-mayoral-bid-in-dunedin news/politics/elections Hackworth considers mayoral bid in Dunedin StaffArticle 2266372 2016-02-22 22:40:59.0 UTC 6 Months Ago us-rep-daniel-webster-will-challenge-for-district-11-congressional-seat news/politics/elections U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster will challenge for District 11 congressional seat StaffArticle 2261933 2016-01-20 00:14:37.0 UTC 7 Months Ago former-state-rep-ed-hooper-to-run-for-senate-seat news/politics/elections Former state Rep. Ed Hooper to run for Senate seat StaffArticle <p>DUNEDIN — Mayor Bob Hackworth confirmed Wednesday he will run for the seat in Congress held by Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores.</p> <p>Hackworth also said that he changed his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. He said he'll address the reason for the switch and other specifics of his candidacy Tuesday at 5 p.m. outside City Hall in Dunedin.</p> <p>Hackworth, who can remain on the City Commission while he runs, has not yet qualified to be a candidate. The qualifying deadline is May 2.</p> <p>&quot;I'm very excited about it,&quot; he said. &quot;It has been a whirlwind as far as making the decision and making it late.&quot;</p> <p>Hackworth, 53, was elected mayor two years ago. He has another year left on his term. Before that, he was a city commissioner for four years. He left his second term early to run for mayor. He graduated from Dunedin High School and the University of Florida.</p> <p>He is a co-owner of an educational publishing firm. He and his wife, Gwynne Hackworth, have been married for 27 years and have two children, Maddie, 10, and Bobby, 7.</p> <p>Young, 77, is seeking a 20th term. Others who have announced their candidacy are Jason Diviki, an independent from St. Petersburg; Samm Simpson, a Democrat who ran against Young in 2006; and Max Linn, who ran for governor in 2006 as the Reform Party candidate. Linn will run as a Democrat.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:34:26