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The F-word: Dems pry two seats from anti-fluoride Pinellas Commissioners listen

11/07/12 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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While the economy was a major factor driving voters to the polls yesterday, a pair of local races may have been decided along simpler lines. The Pinellas County Commission picked up two new Democrats who challenged their Republican opponents’ stance on fluoride in drinking water.

Not long after the polls closed Tuesday, Pinellas Commissioners Neil Brickfield and Nancy Bostock, both Republican incumbents, threw in the towel. The latter was down by five points; the former by nearly eleven....

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Incumbent Ken Welch faces challenger Buck Walz in Pinellas County Commission race listen

11/05/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Three incumbent Pinellas County Commissioners face challengers in tomorrow’s election. One of them, Democrat Ken Welch, hopes to be re-elected over his challenger Republican Buck Walz. In the District 7 race Welch is emphasizing community health.

At a town hall meeting last month in Saint Petersburg Welch said although education is the county’s top priority it’s only part of the focus. He said with a limited budget combating systemic poverty will be the c...

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Taxes and fluoride in the drinking water command debates from Pinellas County Commission candidates listen

07/20/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Three Pinellas County Commission seats are up for grabs in November. The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club met at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater to size up the candidates in two of those races.The four contenders argued about taxes and fluoride in drinking water.

Incumbent Nancy Bostock says even though she typically has a ...

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Last night in downtown Clearwater more than 150 citizens came to the Harborview Center for what was billed as “The Great Fluoride Debate�. Two international experts on the dangers of Fluoride were flown into town to present their side, but Pinellas county officials refused to attend-leaving the public skeptical about claims the Fluoridating drinking water is good for peoples health. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.


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