Larry Grossman has qualified to run for the District 4 Longboat Key Town Commission seat currently held by Mayor Jim Brown in the town’s March 2013 election.
Grossman retired from the planning department of Alexandria, Va.
Former commissioner Gene Jaleski has also qualified to run for Commissioner Phill Younger’s at-large seat.
Both Brown and Younger are seeking re-election.
The qualification deadline for candidates seeking commission seats is noon Monday, Nov. 19. Candidates must have all petitions certified and returned to the Town Clerk’s office no later than that date.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
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