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Longboat Key Commissioner Terry Gans was sworn into office on July 17.
Longboat Key Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 5 years ago

Gans makes plans to run for another term

by: Kurt Schultheis Senior Editor

A rumor has circulated around Town Hall that Longboat Key resident Joseph Iannello has filed paperwork to run for Longboat Key Commissioner Terry Gans’ seat.

That rumor is not true. Town Clerk Trish Granger confirmed Iannello has not even inquired about picking up paperwork for the seat.

Iannello was just appointed to the Longboat Key Police Pension Board of Trustees at Monday night’s regular meeting.

The next day, a rumor began circulating that Iannello picked up paperwork at Town Hall for the seat.

Iannello, meanwhile, sent emails to each commissioner Tuesday, thanking them for voting him onto the pension board.

Gans responded to Iannello’s email Tuesday by stating, “An interesting process of demonstrating appreciation.”

Iannello quickly responded by questioning what Gans meant, explaining his sincere was thank you. Gans responded to the follow-up email by stating, “Attempt at humor. Thanks.”

Gans has held the at-large seat since July 17, when he was appointed by the commission to fill the remainder of Hal Lenobel’s term, which expires in March 2014.

Gans stopped by Town Hall Tuesday to pick up paperwork for an additional term and said he will most likely run for another term.

Commissioners Jack Duncan and Phillip Younger have already qualified for their seats, which also expire in March. Mayor Jim Brown also intends to run for another term in March, but is still working his way through the qualification process.

Contact Kurt Schultheis at [email protected].

Editor's Note: Mr. Iannello picked up a commissioner information packet this afternoon at Town Hall. He must complete forms and obtain petition signatures before he's considered a candidate.


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