Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Clearwater City Council member to run for Pinellas County Commission

  City Council member Doreen Caudell

Clearwater

City Council member Doreen Caudell

Clearwater City Council member Doreen Caudell has announced she will run as a Republican for Pinellas County Commission next year against incumbent Democrat Pat Gerard.

The November 2018 election has the potential to disrupt the first Democratic majority on the board since the 1960s, achieved in 2014 with Gerard's victory in District 2.

According to the City Charter, Caudell will have to step down from the council in November 2018 whether or not she is elected to the County Commission.

Two other seats are also up for grabs next year. Republican Commissioner John Morroni confirmed in March he will not seek a fifth term for District 6, and three Republican candidates have officially announced their bids for his seat: state Reps. Larry Ahern, R-Seminole, and Kathleen Peters, R-South Pasadena and Barb Haselden, a St. Petersburg resident who led the No Tax for Tracks group that helped defeat the Greenlight Pinellas transportation sales tax.

Republican Dave Eggers said Thursday he is "very definitely" running for a second term in District 4 and will officially announce later this summer. He has not yet drawn any challengers.

Clearwater City Council member to run for Pinellas County Commission 06/15/17 [Last modified: Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:57am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. FSU-Tulane coming to Amalie Arena in December

    Blogs

    Florida State basketball is coming to Tampa.

  2. Taylor Swift congratulates Russell Westbrook on MVP Award

    Blogs

  3. Strategic Property Partners launches website for Water Street Tampa

    Business

    Strategic Property Partners has launched its official website for Water Street Tampa, its 53-acre redevelopment project in downtown Tampa Tuesday.

    Strategic Property Partners on Tuesday announced the name of its new development: Water Street Tampa. [Photos courtesy of SPP]
  4. Is Mikhail Sergachev, who debuts with Lightning at Wednesday camp, ready for the NHL?

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — When defenseman Mikhail Sergachev was taken ninth overall by the Canadiens in the 2016 NHL draft, a horde of Montreal media surrounded him for his first news conference.

    Mikhail Sergachev takes a shot during warmups prior to a game between the Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes in October in Montreal. [Getty Images]
  5. ReliaQuest CEO Brian Murphy named sole Tampa Bay winner in EY state entrepreneur contest

    Business

    ReliaQuest founder and CEO Brian Murphy was named one of nine winners statewide and the only one from the Tampa Bay area in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Florida Awards program. Murphy won in the IT security division after starting ReliaQuest in 2007. Five of the nine winners were from the Miami …

    Tampa's ReliaQuest founder and CEO Brian Murphy was named one of nine winners statewide and the only one from the Tampa Bay area in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Florida Awards program. Murphy won in the IT security division after starting ReliaQuest in 2007.