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Date of Issue: July 13, 2006

Incumbents, three others take out Holmes Beach election packets

Five people took out packets in Holmes Beach to qualify as a candidate for one of the three vacancies that will be contested in the city’s November election.

City Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, who has already announced she will seek re-election, has picked up a packet, as has City Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger, who said he will run for the office of may being vacated by Carol Whitmore, who is running for a seat on the Board of County Commissioners.

Planning Commission member John Monetti has also picked up a packet, as have two people who did not identify themselves to city staff.

City Clerk Brooke Bennett said the qualifying packets for both a seat on the city commission and the mayor’s office are the same.

The qualifying period for all candidates runs from noon July 17 to noon July 21. The election is November 8.

To qualify, candidates must have resided in Holmes Beach for at least two years.

The salary for the mayor’s position is $9,600 annually, while commissioners earn $4,800 per year.