Election Qualifying Opens in Clearwater
Clearwater City Council seats 4 and 5 are up for grabs in the March 13 election.
CLEARWATER – Qualifying opens at 8 a.m. Monday (Dec. 4) for two open seats on the Clearwater City Council.
Five men have already officially announced their intention to run for office. David Allbritton, Martin Hughes and Tom Edward Keller have announced candidacies for Seat 4 on the council. The seat is held by Bill Jonson, who is terming out of office. John Funk and incumbent Hoyt Hamilton have announced for Seat 5.
They – and any other people interested in running – have until 5 p.m. Dec. 15 to make their candidacy official.
Clearwater has a council-manager form of government with the city council setting policy and a professional city manager handling the daily activities of the city. The Clearwater City Council is comprised of the mayor and four councilmembers, who each serve four-year terms. The council is responsible for approving the budget and determining the tax rate on all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the city.
In addition, the councilmembers evaluate the job performance of the city manager and the city attorney, attend city council meetings, special workshops/meetings, schedule and attend community meetings to address various topics and initiatives, serve as the city liaison for various areawide boards, and represent the city at ribbon cuttings, opening day festivities, and organizational welcomes and events.
Council members are paid about $21,892 a year.
The nonpartisan election is March 13.
For information about the Clearwater election, go to myclearwater.com.
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