City Candidates Qualify, Campaign Season Begins

Two of three incumbents are challenged in the 2012 city commission race after the qualifying period ended Monday.

Campaign season has officially kicked off for four city candidates.

The qualifying period for those vying for three potential seats ended at noon Monday.

Commissioner Julie Scales was left unopposed, which automatically gets her another term in Commission Seat No. 1.

Two other seats are up for grabs. Dunedin's former mayor Bob Hackworth is challenging Mayor Dave Eggers, and Commissioner David Carson is running opposed by Heather Gracy for seat No. 3.

Dunedin holds its non-partisan election alongside the national, state and county elections on Nov. 6.

Here's a look at all the qualifying candidates, according to the city clerk's office:


  • Dave Eggers, incumbent
  • , former mayor

Commission Seat No. 1

  • Julie Scales, incumbent

Commission Seat No. 3

  • David Carson, incumbent
  • Heather Gracy

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Joanna D'Ordine July 31, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Glad to see Bob Hackwork back in the running!
Katie Dolac July 31, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Term limits for mayor and commissioners is one of the charter amendments that will be on the ballot in November.
Monty Seidler July 31, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I sincerely hope that Dunedin becomes more aware of the issues at hand and takes action at the polls! Dunedin is about the people!
Ron Barnette July 31, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Let me humbly add that the City Commission approved unanimously this recommendation to add term limits to the November ballot for the public.
Bill McElligott August 01, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Conratulations to Julie scales a voice of reason on our Dunedin City Commission your return is gratiously acknowledged , thank you for your continued clear prudent work on behalf of this wonderful community.


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