Clearwater Hosts Candidates’ Forums
Clearwater residents will vote in the general election on March 17 for candidates running for mayor and Clearwater City Council seats 2 and 3.
CLEARWATER – The city of Clearwater has scheduled two candidates’ forums this week.
A forum for mayoral candidates is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. Candidates for council seats 2 and 3 will appear at a forum set for 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) Both forums will be held in City Council Chambers, 100 N Osceola Ave., and will be moderated by Former Bay News 9 Anchor Al Ruechel.
Clearwater residents will vote in the general election on March 17 for candidates running for mayor and Clearwater City Council seats 2 and 3. For mayor, residents may vote for Elizabeth “Sea Turtle” Drayer, Frank Hibbard, Bill Jonson or Morton Darrell Myers. For Seat 2, residents may vote for Mark Bunker, Michael Mannino, Bruce Rector, Eliseo Santana or Lina Teixeira. For Seat 3, residents may vote for Kathleen Beckman, Dr. Bob Cundiff, Bud Elias or Scott Thomas.
Clearwater residents will also vote on six referendum questions. Details ofthose questions and what a “yes” or “no” vote mean can be found at myclearwater.com/election.
Voters do not have to be registered by party to cast ballots in the Clearwater election. Voters do have to be registered by party to vote in the presidential preference primary held the same day. Those who are not registered, or who want to register by party or change their party affiliation have until Feb. 18 to do so. To register or update voter registration, go to votepinellas.com.
Both forums will be broadcast live on the city’s streaming video at bit.ly/ClearwaterCityCouncilMeetings, the city’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofclearwater/, the city’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UCKr9me5QJuC173tnPh_4k9g and on C-View TV, Clearwater’s cable access channel. Find C-View TV on Spectrum (channel 638), Wow! (channel 15) and Frontier (channel 30).
To find out where to vote, go to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office at votepinellas.com.
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