Paul Gibson to Run for Re-election
By Anne McKay Garris
Paul Gibson, one of two members of the Clearwater City Council who faced an opponent in the last election instead of running unopposed, announced, this week, that he plans to seek re-election for Clearwater City Council Seat #5 in March of 2010.
Presently serving as Clearwater's Vice Mayor, Gibson stated, "It has been an honor to represent the interests of the citizens of Clearwater since my election in March of 2007. I have certain core beliefs that were set forth on my campaign platform. These core beliefs included priority funding for the protection of life and property of our citizens while exercising fiscal responsibility. I look forward to working with my fellow Council Members to continue improving our city."
Vice Mayor Gibson made his way into city government, in 2007, without any prior involvement with government participation. To the surprise of many city hall watchers, he swept into office without the support of local development interests.
His has often been a lone voice on the City Council, especially in his disapproval of proceeding with the downtown boat slips in the light of new fiscal realities.
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