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Municipal Super Tuesday Stump Speeches

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Bay County, Fla. -

With Municipal Super Tuesday right around the corner, candidates for offices in Bay County are working to gain your support.  Friday morning, incumbents and their challengers were invited to speak before the Bay County Chamber of Commerce's First Friday event.

News 13 was there for the stump speeches and here are highlights from six races.
*** (I) denotes an incumbent

Lynn Haven

Commissioner Seat 3:

  • Roger Schad (I)

Commissioner Seat 4:

  • Joseph Ashbrook (I)

Mexico Beach 


  • Al Cathey (I)

Council Group 2:

  • Lanny Howell (I)
  • Jeff Tendler "I want to offer my managerial experience to the council, especially in cost analysis and planning. I think we could always use that kind of experience on local councils."

Council Group 3:

  • Mary Blackburn
  • Jack Mullen (I)

Panama City 


  • Greg Brudnicki (I)

Commissioner Ward 1:

  • John Kady (I)

Commissioner Ward 4:

  • Les Nelson "I have a group right in the middle of my ward, they want to be here, they just want to get to that next step. But it's going to take us, government caring. We can do a better job."
  • Mike Nichols (I) "For St. Andrews, we've been working on blight areas with the removal of our recent casino boat that was down there. The sun dancer, it was there for sale for years. Two, in the next two weeks you'll see the removal of 16 trailers on Beck Avenue for the redevelopment of new commercial and residential property there."
  • Capt. James Pic



  • Tonya Barrow (I)
  • Rich Musgrave "I'll be a strong voice for more desirable neighborhoods. Making sure that non-conforming properties either make zoning guidelines or affect zoning changes where appropriate. I'll be a strong voice for making Parker a business friendly city."

Council Member Seat 1 & 3:

  • John Haney
  • Joseph Jones
  • James Morris "I'm seeking this office for the reason that I want to help the City of Parker to a common sense approach to fiscal responsibility."
  • Carmen Shirley



  • Ralph Hammond
  • Robert Walker (I) "We have made a lot of improvements. we have improved the quality of life for citizens. We're growing and we want to be noticed and we want to be known as the little city that can do it."

Commissioner Ward 3:

  • Anthony Clark
  • Gerald Lowther (I) "The last two years we've made several changes. CDBG grants and new homes. We've tackled several social issues. I have thoroughly enjoyed serving my community and I'd love to do it for a couple more years and see if we can continue to go down the road with the teamwork we've had."
  • Jimmy Talley

Commissioner Ward 4:

  • John Gipson (I)

The week before the election, April 8-12, 2013 the Supervisor of Elections Office will serve as an early voting site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.