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Date of Issue: September 16, 2009

Candidates qualifying for Bradenton Beach posts

Qualifying concludes Friday, Sept. 18, for candidates in Bradenton Beach’s Nov. 3 municipal election.

Voters will cast ballots in at least one race. Incumbent Michael Pierce is running for re-election against former City Commissioner Bill Shearon, who also ran against Pierce in 2007.

Meanwhile, as of Islander presstime this week, incumbent Janie Robertson was the only declared candidate for the Ward 3 seat she holds on the city commission, and Gay Breuler of the 2600 block of Gulf Drive North the only declared candidate in Ward 1.

The seat in Ward 1, which generally consists of the area from 28th Street to 23rd Street between the Gulf and the bay, currently is held by John Shaughnessy, who cannot run due to the city-established term limit.