Wednesday was just another day of work for Largo City Commissioner-Elect James Robinson, who returned to his job as manager of the Largo Feed & Garden Supply Inc. a day after winning the race for Seat Four.
Robinson beat out Robert Hunsicker with about 59 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results from the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections.
Robinson said many people had stopped into the feed store on Wednesday and congratulated him.
The 35-year-old has worked at the feed store for 18 years. He started as a clerk and did deliveries, working his way up to his current position as manager, he said.
"I like small business," Robinson said. "The money stays in the community. I like to see people shop small businesses whenever they can."
Robinson said he looked forward to serving on the Largo City Commission.
"I look forward to working with the other commissioners and making the city as good as we possibly can," Robinson said.
Robinson will be sworn in as a Largo commissioner at a special meeting on Tuesday Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. before the commission's work session at Largo City Hall.
Born in Michigan, Robinson moved to Largo when he was 1 year old. He graduated from Largo High School in 1995, he said.
Robinson and his wife Scarlett have two daughters. Grace is in seventh-grade and learned civics lessons hands-on through her dad's campaign. The Robinsons' youngest daughter, Abby, is 4.
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