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A RUN FOR COUNTY COMMISSION Paul Caragiulo has put his hat in the ring to move from the City to the County Commission dais. Photo by Norman Schimmel CITY COMMISSIONER PAUL CARAGIULO PLANS TO SEEK THE DISTRICT 2 SEAT OCCUPIED BY COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOE BARBETTA By Stan Zimmerman City Editor City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo will be a No other candidates have announced they are candidate for the Sarasota County Commis- running for the seat. sion in 2014, aiming at the seat being vacated by his friend, Joe Barbetta, who is limited to While he has been pondering the move for a two terms. while, Caragiulo said his decision jelled Caragiulo will open I'm a hard-core conservationist earlier this month afhis campaign account next week to legally type. I'm not going to do anything to ter the budget workraise and spend mon- threaten my urban experience in my shops and passage of ey. Candidate qualifi- home, and I want to be able to drive 30 the Laurel Park Overcation will not begin minutes east and go bird watching. There lay District. He voted against both the prountil next year. He is room for everybody in this. will face Pete Theisen posed millage rate and Paul Caragiulo in the Republican priCommissioner the overlay plan but City of Sarasota mary a year from now. was in the minority.

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