Clearwater to Host City Council Candidates Forum

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater will host a Clearwater City Council Candidates Forum on the most pressing issues facing Clearwater at 7 p.m., Feb. 8 in City Hall, 112 S. Osceola Ave. Senior Anchor of Bay News 9, Al Ruechel will moderate the forum.

“Elections are the cornerstone of American government, and this city-sponsored forum will help voters understand the positions of the various candidates seeking election to the City Council. Please get to know the candidates, and do not shirk from your responsibility of voting in the March 13th election and those that will be held later this year,” says George Cretekos, Mayor of Clearwater.

Clearwater residents will vote in the General Election on March 13 for candidates running for Clearwater City Council seats 4 and 5. Both are at-large seats. For Seat 4, residents may vote for either David Allbritton or Tom Keller. For Seat 5, residents may vote for either Hoyt Hamilton or John Funk.

If citizens are unable to make it to the forum, the event will be broadcast live on C-View TV and will also be available via streaming video through Election Day at

To find out where to vote, visit the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office at For more information about the forum and candidates, call (727) 562-4679.