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Largo City Commission Candidates Square Off at Chamber Forum

Candidates for the Largo City Commission, Seat 4, shared their views at a breakfast candidate forum on Sept. 26.

Largo City Commission candidates answered seven questions posed by Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce President Tom Morrissette at a breakfast forum held at the Palms of Largo on Sept. 26. The scripted questions came from the chamber, citizens and businesses, Morrissette said.

Only one city commission seat is contested this election. Longtime Commissioner Gigi Arntzen is not running for re-election. Running for Seat 4 are Robert Hunsicker and James Robinson.

Each candidate gave a brief introduction. Hunsicker has lived in Largo for 25 years and is a semi-retired engineer. He is running to improve public safety and get police and fire services back to full strength. He would utilize his engineering background to help with infrastructure maintenance and his eight years of planning board experience to help with community development.

Robinson has lived in Largo for 34 years. He manages a local business and wants to make Largo the best possible place for residents to live and work with continued community development and improvements to the quality of life.

Here's a look at candidate's answers to several questions. The City of Largo will televise and stream the complete debate starting the week of Oct. 1. Other questions covered regional transportation and a proposed state constitutional amendment.

  • Property Taxes and Budget
  • Business Development 
  • Possibility of Creating a Domestic Partnership Registry
  • First Issue Candidates Would Address
  • Business Sign Ordinance

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