Realtors Endorse Hamilton for Clearwater Council
Hoyt Hamilton is running for reelection to Seat 5 on the Clearwater City Council.
CLEARWATER – The Pinellas Realtor® Organization has endorsed the candidacy of Hoyt Hamilton for Seat 5 on the Clearwater City Council.
The PRO is one of the largest professional trade organizations in the Tampa Bay area and represents about 8,000 real estate professionals.
“Based on the interview and various other criteria, I am pleased to report that our board of directors has voted officially to support your reelection campaign. We appreciate your commitment to the community, understanding of economic issues, and your advocacy for property owners and the real estate industry,” PRO President and CEO David B. Bennett said.
Hamilton said, “I have always been a strong advocate of property owner’s rights, and I am proud to receive this endorsement from the PRO. It is gratifying to know that this organization views me as the most qualified candidate for Seat 5.
“As a life-long Clearwater resident, I am able to bring history as well as vision for the future to the city council. I have tried to do that during my time on council, and hopefully the voters will allow me to continue to do so.”
Hamilton said he believes that, for Clearwater to continue to be a leader in the region, it is essential that the city remains focused on the quality services it presently provides. Public safety, improvements to and maintenance of infrastructure, safe and healthy neighborhoods, and an environment that encourages private investment in our business community.
Since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1980, Hamilton has been active throughout the community. His family has owned the Palm Pavilion since 1964 and the Palm Pavilion Inn since 1988.
He is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and Leadership Tampa Bay. He has served on numerous oards including the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater for Youth, Religious Community Services, Pinellas Chapter Florida Restaurant and Lodging Assn., Tampa Bay Hospitality Alliance, Suncoast Georgia Tech Alumni, and was two-time president of the Clearwater Beach Rotary Club. He is a member of the Clearwater High Basketball Hall of Fame and former Little League baseball coach.
Hamilton and Sheryl Hamilton, his wife of 35 years, have two sons and four grandchildren.
Clearwater is governed by a council-manager form of government. The Clearwater City Council is comprised of the mayor and four councilmembers, who each serve four-year terms. The council is the legislative and policymaking body of the city, responsible for approving the budget and determining the ad valorem tax rate on all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the city.
In addition, the council members 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. They are elected at large in a non-partisan election. The election is March 13. The last day to register to vote in the Clearwater municipal election is Feb. 12.
Hamilton is facing a challenge from John Funk.
For information about Hamilton, go to hoyt4clearwater.com.
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