POLLING PLACE: Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd.
Council members normally serve a three-year term, but this election will be for a two-year term to fill a vacancy. Councilors are elected citywide. Salary: $300 monthly.
BACKGROUND: Clausen is retired and formerly worked as an elementary school teacher and college instructor. She also owned an antiques and collectibles business. She moved from Wisconsin to Pinellas County in 1958 and became an Indian Shores resident in 1996. Clausen has served on several town committees, including public service, administration and finance, and presently serves on the town's Board of Adjustment and Appeals. She was a member of the Big-C technical advisory committee when it was involved with establishment of the coastal construction control line. Clausen also served as treasurer of the Indian Shores Property Owners Association and is presently president of the Women's Club. She is a widow and has two children and one grandson.
LIABILITIES: None listed.
SOURCES OF INCOME: Social Security, investments.
BACKGROUND: Robertiello, 76, has lived in Indian Shores for six years, coming to Florida about 10 years ago. He is a native of New Jersey and worked there and in Florida as a reporter and editor for community newspapers. He is a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a U.S. Army staff sergeant. Locally, he is a member of the public services committee and publicity chairman for the Boat Parade. He has four children and six grandchildren.
LIABILITIES: Credit cards.
SOURCES OF INCOME: Social Security, publishing, financial investments.