Longboat Key Election 2013: Intro

Nothing galvanizes the Longboat Key Community like a contested Town Commission election. And this year is sizing up to be a possible game-changer for our future direction, especially when it comes to redevelopment and the revitalization of Longboat Key.

A total of four seats are up for election with Commissioner Jack Duncan as the sole candidate running unopposed for re-election to his District 2 seat.

The contested races are comprised of incumbent Mayor Jim Brown being challenged by resident Larry Grossman; At-Large incumbent Commissioner Phill Younger against former Commissioner and Village resident Gene Jaleski and the  At-Large Commission seat held by Terry Gans’ is being challenged by south Longboat Key resident Irwin Pastor.

To grapple with the issues facing Longboat Key and to better understand how these candidates plan to lead the community, Longboat Key News will publish a series of in depth interviews in the coming weeks prior to the March 12 election.

This week, Pastor and Gans are featured.

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