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Date of Issue: September 13, 2007

No new entries in Holmes Beach election

The first week of qualifying for the Nov. 6 election passed with no new entries in the race for Holmes Beach city commission.

The three incumbents - Pat Geyer, Pat Morton and David Zaccagnino - declared in late August their intent to seek re-election for the three two-year terms.

Geyer, the owner of Duffy’s Tavern and a former mayor and commissioner, was appointed to the commission last November to serve out the remainder of Rich Bohnenberger’s term. Bohnenberger was elected mayor last year.

Zaccagnino, who works for Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor, is seeking a second term on the city commission.

Morton, the campus manager for Crosspointe Fellowship in Holmes Beach, is running for a third term.

To qualify as a candidate, a person can pay a fee that is 4 percent of the one-year salary for the office sought or collect signatures of 1 percent of the registered voters in the last general election for the office sought.

Those seeking office must also file a candidate oath, a loyalty oath and a financial disclosure statement.

The deadline to qualify for the election in Holmes Beach is noon, Sept. 18.

For more information about running for office or municipal elections, go to www.votemanatee.com, or call city hall at 941-708-5800.