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Tampa City Council candidate Stanley Gloster quits race

TAMPA — Tampa City Council hopeful Stanley Gloster withdrew his candidacy in District 5 on Monday, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Gloster, a 41-year-old FedEx driver, was notified Wednesday that he did not have sufficient funds in his account to cover the $2,474.72 qualifying fee, said Supervisor of Elections spokesman Travis Abercrombie.

The qualifying fee was due last month from candidates who did not collect petitions signed by registered voters.

Instead of repaying the money, Gloster quit the race. He paid a service fee and does not have an outstanding balance with the elections office, Abercrombie said.

Gloster did not return a phone call Tuesday. He had previously told the St. Petersburg Times it had taken him two years to decide to run for the City Council.

There are four remaining candidates in the District 5 race: Lynette "Tracee" Judge, Herold Lord Jr., Frank Reddick and Carroll "Carrie" West. District 5 includes East Tampa, Ybor City, Downtown Tampa and the Channel District.

Voters will be notified at polling places and on ballots that votes for Gloster will not be counted.

Tampa City Council candidate Stanley Gloster quits race 02/01/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:53pm]
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