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Voters go to polls in municipal elections today

Voters in Port Richey, New Port Richey and Zephyrhills will pick local leaders.

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 10, 2001

Municipal elections are scheduled today in Port Richey, New Port Richey and Zephyrhills.

Voters in Port Richey will cast ballots at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 Knights of Columbus Drive, near Ridge Road and U.S. 19.

Voters there will choose either Eloise Taylor or Bob Leggiere for mayor, and pick two City Council members from four candidates. Running for City Council are Bill Bennett, Phyllis Grae, Dale Massad and Jim Priest. Port Richey voters will also vote on whether or not to double City Council pay from $180 a month to $360 a month.

Voters in New Port Richey will cast ballots for three seats up for re-election on the City Council. The seats of Ginny Miller, Jack Van Keuren and Tom Finn are on the ballot.

The incumbents are running against John DiGiorgio, Susan M. Clark, Robert Moore, Vincent Robert "Robby" Poff and Bette Farmerie. Residents who live in precincts 25, 76 and 128 can vote at the New Port Richey Recreation Center at 6630 Van Buren St. Residents of precincts 50 and 99 can vote at Gulf High School at 5355 School Road. Residents of Precinct 60 can vote at the New Port Richey Shuffleboard Club at 6145 Grand Blvd. Residents of precincts 67 and 84 can vote at the West Pasco Board of Realtors at 5409 Sunset Road. Residents of precincts 83 and 96 can vote at the New Port Richey Knights of Columbus Hall at 5246 Allamanda Drive. Residents in Precinct 95 can vote at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall at 6219 River Road. If you don't know your precinct, you can call New Port Richey City Hall at (727) 841-4500 or call the Pasco County Board of Elections at (727) 847-8162. You can also look on the Internet at

Voters in Zephyrhills will have only one office to decide. Mike Bussell will challenge incumbent Tim Ippolito for a seat on the City Council.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alice Hall Community Center.

Anyone with questions can contact City Hall at (813) 780-0000.

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