Mayor won't seek re-election


Mayor won't seek re-election


Date: November 16, 2010
by: Robin Roy | City Editor


Sarasota Mayor Kelly Kirschner announced this morning he will not seek re-election in the spring.

“At this point in my life, the personal and financial health of my family must be my paramount responsibility,” he said in a statement.

Kirschner’s first term will expire in April.

“Serving on the City Commission these past four years provided me with a tremendous education, large challenges and many new friends,” Kirschner said. “I feel honored to have represented the interests of my District 3 constituents.”

The only candidate to submit his election paperwork to run for Kirschner’s district is Alta Vista resident Pete Theisen, who ran for an at-large seat in 2009.

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  • Thanks for spelling my name correctly :-)

    Actually, I ran for an at large seat two years ago. I finished dead last in a field of 8 candidates, but it was my first try.

    I will keep running until I win!
  • Pete Theisen
    Tue 16th Nov 2010
    at 1:39pm
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