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Six candidates qualify for two seats on Seminole City Council

A half-dozen candidates have made the ballot to run for a pair of  seats on the Seminole City Council.

At the end of the Aug. 13 qualifying deadline, incumbents Chris Burke and Trish Springer had made the cut, as had former council member Dan Hester, perennial candidate Thom Christy and first-time candidates Thomas Marrah and Kelly Wissing.

The six candidates will all appear next to each other on the ballot and the top two vote-getters when all ballots are counted will be elected to a three-year term on the Seminole City Council. Councilmembers are paid $8,200 a year.

Burke has been on the council since 2012, and is currently serving as Vice Mayor. Springer, an insurance professional and owner of Springer Electric, has been on the council since 2015.

Hester, who served on the council from 2005 through 2010, is the founder of Meow Now, an organization that traps and humanely neuters and vaccinates feral cats in an effort to bring down the areas feral cat population.

The Seminole seats will be up for grabs on the November ballot. Along with Dunedin, which has two commission seats on the ballot, Seminole is one of two municipalities that will have candidates on the general election ballot.

The six candidates will all appear next to each other on the ballot and the top two vote-getters when all ballots are counted will be elected to a three-year term on the Seminole City Council. Council members are paid $8,200 a year.

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