Hoyt Hamilton, David Allbritton win Clearwater City Council seats – Florida Politics

Hoyt Hamilton, David Allbritton win Clearwater City Council seats

An incumbent and a newcomer are winners in two Clearwater City Council races Tuesday evening.

Hoyt Hamilton will return to Seat 5, taking 79 percent of the vote, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections unofficial results. He defeated real-estate broker John Funk. This will be Hamilton’s third stint on the Council, having previously served from 2001 through 2006.

Hamilton had earned the endorsement of the Pinellas Realtors Organization.

Political newcomer David Allbritton, a retired building contractor, defeated local advertising executive Tom Keller, taking 67 percent of votes for Seat 4, previously held by term-limited Bill Jonson.


Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range included covering news, local government and nightclub reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for an online metaphysical website among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013 and lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul.

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