Four Commissioners Re-Elected in Largo
With no contested elections, races for the Largo City Commission will not be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
LARGO – Four members of the Largo City Commission were re-elected Friday (Aug. 3) when no one showed up to run against them when the election qualifying period ended at noon.
With no contested elections, races for the Largo commission will not be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot and Michael Smith, Samantha Fenger, John Carroll and Donna Holck will retain their seats for another four years. As commissioners, they each earn about $15,143 a year.
Smith has served on the Largo commission since 2011 when he was elected for a three-year term. He was re-elected in 2014 for a four-year term. He is a graduate of Osceola High School and attended St,. Petersburg College. He works as a library assistant at the Pinellas Park Library and has worked in the county’s library system for 11 years. He also has a background in grocery retail management.
He represents Largo on the Forward Pinellas board. He is a member of the Human Rights Campaign and the Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce.
Fenger has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Eckerd College. She is a licensed real estate agent and has worked in local government as a city planner and in community outreach positions with nonprofit and educational organizations. She serves on the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board, the advisory council of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.
Holck was first elected to the Largo commission in 2014. She is a graduate of Seminole High School and attended St. Petersburg College. She has owned DGH Tax Consulting since 2007. She serves on the energy, environment and natural resources policy committee of the Florida League of Cities.
Carroll is a graduate of Largo High School and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Eckerd College. He joined the Largo Police Department in 1980 and during career served as a patrol officer, field training officer, SWAT Team member, and crimes against persons detective. In 2002 he was promoted to deputy chief, and in 2010, he was appointed chief of police. He retired after more than 33 years with the department. He was first elected in 2014.
Carroll serves on the Florida League of Cities finance, taxation and personnel policy committee, and is a member of the group’s nominating committee. The League named him a Home Rule Hero this year. He is also first vice president of the Suncoast League of Cities board of directors.
Photos shows clockwise, from top left, Michael Smith, Samantha Fenger, John Carroll and Donna Holck.
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