Waters Schedules Meet and Greets
Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters is running for reelection.
SEMINOLE – Leslie Waters, who is running for reelection as Seminole’s mayor, has scheduled to meet and greets.
The first is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 5) at the Dairy Queen, 10820 Park Blvd., in Seminole.
The second is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m Sept. 19 at the Chick fil-A, 10790 Park Blvd. in the Seminole City Plaza shopping center.
The events, which are open to the public, will give voters a chance to meet Waters, discuss her platform and other issues.
Waters has been Seminole’s mayor since 2012 when she was chosen as interim mayor. She has served on the Seminole council since March 2009. She served as vice mayor from 2010-2011 and was chosen interim mayor in November 2012 when then-Mayor Jimmy Johnson stepped down because of health issues. She was elected mayor in March 2013.
Before serving on the Seminole council, Waters served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998-2006. From 2006-2008, she served as speaker pro tem for the State House. She left the house because of term limits.
She is facing a challenge from political newcomer Darren Clark. (For related story, click here.)
Seminole has a seven-member council comprised of a mayor and six council members that serve for three-year terms. The mayor and council are elected at large in a nonpartisan election.
The council meets at least twice a month and is responsible for passing a budget, setting policy and hiring a city manager and city attorney. The city manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the city. The mayor is paid $11,000 annually. The Seminole budget is about $18.4 million a year.
Seminole’s election is Nov. 5. The last day to register to vote in the election is Oct. 7.
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