Spoll seeks return to Commission; Jaleski takes out papers

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Former Mayor George Spoll qualified this week in the race for the commission District 2 seat currently occupied by Mayor Jack Duncan who is term-limited out this year. T

wo weeks ago, former Mayor Jim Brown qualified for the District At-Large seat, and Commissioner Jack Daly has qualified for his current District 4 seat.

Commissioners are permitted to serve three consecutive two-year terms, then they are not allowed to run for the commission again until they have remained off for two years.

With Brown remaining in his position as Chair on the Planning and Zoning Board for the past two years, he has met the requirement. Now, he is able to run again for Town Commission on the March 2017 ballot. Spoll most recently served on the commission in 2011; he’s been off for six years.

Former Commissioner Gene Jaleski has also taken out papers this week to run for the District At-Large seat against Brown. The District 2 and District 4 seat are currently uncontested.

Anyone interested in running for town commission in District 2, District 4 or District At-Large can pick up a packet from the Town Clerk at Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key or call 941-316-1999. The deadline to qualify as a candidate for the March 2017 election is Nov. 21, 2016 by 12 noon.

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1 Response for “Spoll seeks return to Commission; Jaleski takes out papers”

  1. who's on first says:

    Gene Jaleski vs. Jim Brown – oh boy, once again we can count on yet another battle royal of two of the greatest egos on the Key. The man who never saw a windmill he couldn’t tilt against, versus the Commissioner for all seasons and all boards, determined to become Brown the elder and outshine his namesake who came before him and shaped the town. What’s with both of these guys – they need to both retire from the playing field and allow others to occupy the editorial pages.

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