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Feed Store Manager Returns to Work After Commission Election Win

Largo City Commissioner-Elect James Robinson was back at work on Wednesday at the Largo Feed Store.

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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Peggy Dillashaw November 08, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Congraulations Jim....have moved to Clearwater, but will still shop at my Feed store!
David November 08, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I am so happy that he won. After reading about the other candidates views and his focus I could not vote for him, he seemed to be on a mission for a trailer park. Nice to have a young person with a fresh outlook and good ideas in there. I plan on stopping by and shaking his hand too.
Louis Sclafani November 08, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Congrats. Now role up your sleeve and get to work. Many will try and tear you down but if you just do what you beleive is "right" you will be OK. Good luck.

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