Keller Seeks to Revitalize All of Clearwater
Tom Keller is running for Seat 4 on the Clearwater City Council.
CLEARWATER – Tom Keller says all Clearwater neighborhoods deserve “love, respect and attention.”
Keller is running for Seat 4 on the Clearwater City Council.
“Clearwater Beach and the downtown Clearwater district are important to our economy and identity as a city,” Keller said. “In the same way, our communities in all of Clearwater deserve a lot of love, respect and attention.”
Keller, a Florida native, was the Men’s National Barefoot Water Ski Champion in 1997. He helped organize the Frenchy’s Fund Raiser Tennis Tournament in Clearwater every year since 2008.
“I’m all about competition and winning, and to me it will be a great challenge to help our city council make the best choices with the many issues facing residents and businesses now and in the future,” he said.
Keller is making his first run at public office. That, he said, is an advantage.
“I’m not influenced by any special interests or cliques going in,” Keller said. “We need that independence and fresh perspective on the city council, and I pledge to stay that way for as long as I serve.”
He added, “”I look forward in this campaign to putting forth my platform on how I — and all of us together — can help make a better Clearwater for all of Clearwater.”
Keller is running for Seat 4, which is being vacated by Bill Jonson, who is term limited. He is opposed by David Allbritton.
Keller has been employed for 31 years as a sales representative for the same company.
The Clearwater City Council includes a mayor and four council members who can serve two consecutive four-year terms. The council oversees the functioning of the city manager, budgets, projects and ad valorem tax rates. The council meets every two weeks and council members also appear at workshops and special events. Council members annually receive $20,629.72 and the mayor $24,755.36.
The nonpartisan city council election is March 13. The last day to register to vote in the election is Feb. 12. All registered voters in Clearwater can vote by mail or at their polls.
For information about Keller, go to VoteTomKeller.com.
Photo courtesy of Tom Keller.
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