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Date of Issue: July 05, 2006

Holmes Beach election takes another turn

The city election in Holmes Beach took another turn this week when Mayor Carol Whitmore announced she changed her mind - again.

She first announced her intention not to seek another term as mayor, but that she would instead run for a seat on the city commission, a post she held prior to becoming mayor in 1998.

Meanwhile, incumbent Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger announced he will run for the mayor’s post, leaving a commission seat up for grabs.

City Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, whose term is up in November, said she will seek re-election as commissioner, although it was expected that she would run for the mayor’s seat.

Commissioner Roger Lutz apparently has not yet reached a decision to seek another term.