Editor's note: Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers submitted the following letter for publication after announcing that he would resign his post before the end of his term to run for the Pinellas County Commission.
Mayor: Thanks for your support
Dear Dunedin Residents,
I am writing you directly to let you know of my decision to run for Pinellas County Commission, Seat 4. As a result of this decision, I will be stepping down as your mayor effective Election Day, Nov. 4th.
I can't thank you enough for entrusting me to be your representative, first as a city commissioner and for the last five years as your mayor. It has been both an honor and privilege to serve you. I have enjoyed every single day and have always done my best to represent all the residents of Dunedin.
My desire to continue to serve you and Pinellas County is strong, and the timing seems right for me to tell our story to a larger audience. The decision to step down as your mayor was a difficult one, and I ask for your understanding and blessing as I take this next step in my life.
Be assured that I will continue to represent you as mayor to the very best of my ability the next eight months. On Nov. 4th, you will be asked to vote for new Dunedin City Commission and mayor seats. As always, I trust you will make the best and most informed decision for the betterment of Dunedin.
Again, thank you for your support over the years. I wish for you and your families a healthy and wonderful 2014.
Dave Eggers, mayor of Dunedin