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updated: Wed Nov 8 01:20:07 2000

Pinellas election news
  • Pinellas commission now full
  • One race won by landslide, another by a single vote
  • Lealman heads toward fire tax
  • Bobel, Dedman win approval
  • All changes to charter pass voters' muster
  • Peluso, Henry lead pack of 5 candidates
  • Pinellas County election results
    Name Party Total Votes Cast % of Vote
    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
    District 3 - At Large
    Bob Stewart R 291423 99.95%
    Write-ins 150 0.05%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
    District 6 - Single Member
    John Morroni R 53136 56.65%
    Dave Buby D 40663 43.35%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
    District 7 - Single Member
    Brent Fisher R 31579 39.49%
    Ken Welch D 48384 60.51%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    EAST LAKE-TARPON SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 2
    Daniel Bobel 6341 52.94%
    Chuck Schult 5637 47.06%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    EAST LAKE-TARPON SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 4
    Charles Dedman 7434 65.20%
    Rondi Hosking 3967 34.80%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    LEALMAN SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 1
    Linda Campbell 5958 58.35%
    Fred Harriman 4253 41.65%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    LEALMAN SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 5
    W.A. Adams Jr. 5573 57.99%
    William Suddarth 4037 42.01%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    PALM HARBOR SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL
    AND RESCUE DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 2
    Arnold Anson 3445 14.60%
    George Henry 5440 23.05%
    Ken Peluso 7459 31.61%
    Stephanie Sittman 4510 19.11%
    James Stanton 2743 11.62%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    PINELLAS SUNCOAST FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 1
    Janet Hoppe 430 50.06%
    Robert McEwen 429 49.94%
    (with 100% of precincts reporting)
    PINELLAS SUNCOAST FIRE AND RESCUE DISTRICT
    Commissioner - Seat 2
    Ed Piniero 624 30.38%
    Bill Ripley 1430 69.62%
    (with 100% of precincts reporting)
    COUNTYWIDE REFERENDUM
    Would amends charter to provide voting standards regarding county administrator's employment based on seven-member board.
    Yes to approve 221096 66.90%
    No to reject 109395 33.10%
    (with of precincts reporting)
    PINELLAS COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT
    ON CITIZENS' INITIATIVE PROCESS
    Would amend to change current restriction that no more than 30% of petitioners shall reside in any one commission district to a restriction that no more than 40% of petitioners shall reside in any one at-large district and no more than 30% of petitioners shall reside in any one single-member district, thus creating consistency with the new three at-large/four single-member district plan.
    Yes to approve 202166 63.82%
    No to reject 114626 36.18%
    (with of precincts reporting)
    COUNTYWIDE REFERENDUM
    Authorizes the county to establish exclusive methods, criteria and geographic boundaries for voluntary municipal annexation.
    Yes to approve 187622 56.46%
    No to reject 144704 43.54%
    (with of precincts reporting)
    PALM HARBOR COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT
    Authorizes a levy of up to .25 mill ad valorem taxes for senior recreational programs and facilities.
    Yes to approve 12403 46.73%
    No to reject
    14136
    53.27%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)
    LEALMAN SPECIAL FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
    Authorizes the imposition of up to 10 mills for fire suppression services.
    Yes to approve 6371 58.76%
    No to reject 4471 41.24%
    (with 100 of precincts reporting)

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