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LEALMAN FIRE DISTRICT: SEAT 5

The Lealman Fire District generally covers about 11 square miles of unincorporated Pinellas between Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg from about 38th Avenue N to 62nd Avenue N. The district is generally bounded by I-275 on the east and Park Street on the west. It has about 42,000 residents. The district has an overall budget of about $6.7-million including property taxes, money for emergency medical services and money from a contract to provide fire service to Kenneth City.

Vivian Diane Campbell John Frank
Campbell, 62, is a native of Virginia who grew up in Indianapolis. She briefly lived in Florida in 1968 and moved permanently to Florida and the Lealman area in 1989. She is retired from Detroit Diesel Allison as a factory worker for airplane parts. She was a union steward for the United Auto Workers. She served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for five years. She is a former member of the Lealman Community Association and the Lealman Revitalization Team. Experience Frank, 53, has lived for more than 30 years in the Lealman community. He owns John G. Frank Irrigation Contractor Inc. Graduate of Bishop Barry High School (now St. Petersburg Catholic). He serves on the board of directors of the Lealman Community Association and is a past vice president of the United Community Associations of Pinellas. He is also a member of the Lealman Revitalization team. He is single.
Campbell has served on the board since 2004 when she unseated Bill Adams. Experience Served on the Lealman Fire Commission from 2002 until 2006 until members ousted him in 2006 after it was alleged he does not live within the unincorporated Lealman area, a charge he has consistently denied. Various county agencies have investigated the allegations and have concluded he lives at his Lealman residence.
Campbell has campaigned on the fiscal responsibility of the board and a reduction in millage rates. She also touts agreements made with the cities of Pinellas Park and Seminole that restrict annexation into the Lealman area. Major Issues Frank accuses fire commission members of wasting tax money on unnecessary equipment and of denying people a voice in running the district. He has also criticized the districtÕs contract with Kenneth City, saying it is unfair that residents of that town pay less for fire service than residents of Lealman.
Home, car. Assets Home in Lealman and investment property in Pinellas Park, truck, IRA.
Mortgage. Liabilities Mortgage.
Social Security, fire commission salary. Income From his contracting business.
Divorced. Personal Single.
vcampbell001@tampabay.rr.com. E-mail awhitewolf2222@yahoo.com.
About the job: The Lealman Fire Commission has five members who serve staggered four-year terms. Commissioners run for numbered seats but are elected at large from the fire district. Commission members must live within the fire district to be eligible to serve. Members meet at least twice a month and are responsible for setting the tax rate and creating a budget. They earn $500 a month.

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