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County Commissioners Bostock, Brickfield Concede to Long, Justice

Democratic challengers Janet Long and Charlie Justice have defeated Republican incumbents Nancy Bostock and Neil Brickfield.

In front of hundreds of GOP faithful at the Hilton Carillon on Tuesday night, Pinellas County Commissioners Nancy Bostock and Neil Brickfield conceded to their Democratic challengers, Janet Long and Charlie Justice. 

Long defeated Brickfield, 55.27 percent to 44.73 percent. Justice beat Bostock, 52.35 percent to 47.65 percent. 

Bostock thanked Pinellas for supporting her as a commissioner and said she hopes to continue serving the county in the future. 

"I’m proud to have served our local government regardless of the results," she said fighting back tears Tuesday night. 

Brickfield said he brought a message of smaller and more limited government to the Pinellas County Commission. He said he will continue that battle. 

He said just because he lost, "doesn’t mean that the debate doesn’t go on. We believe in smaller and more efficient government," Brickfield said. "We believe in the power of the individual and the power of the state, and just because that didn’t win today doesn’t mean those ideas aren’t great."

Lynda November 07, 2012 at 03:18 PM
More power to the Dentists of Pinellas County!! As Brickfield said "never vote against fluoride"! This does prove that voters will hold officials accountable.
Tom Tito November 08, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I voted for Welch, Justice and Long in spite of fluoride. They were the best choices on most issues but for me, I don't want fluoride in my water. The cost of adding fluoride could be better spent subsidizing fluoride treatment for the poor instead of making everyone drink it.

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