Domenech will again run for commissioner

Published: Friday, January 13, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 11:13 p.m.
Former Gainesville City Commissioner Tony Domenech said Thursday he will campaign for a seat on the commission in the March election.
Domenech, the founder and retired owner of an educational software company and former special education teacher, will run for the at-large seat being vacated by Warren Nielsen.
Economic development and improving roads and transportation are key issues, Domenech said.
Domenech, a Republican, added he decided to join the race in part because another candidate, Republican Dr. Robert Casey, has said he will not run.
"I think it's important to give voters a choice," Domenech said. "With the traffic and roads in Gainesville, and economic development, I just bring so much more to the table."
Domenech will face University of Florida administrator Jeanna Mastrodicasa, a Democrat, for the seat.
She said she welcomes the competition. "I think the voters will be given a clear choice," Mastrodicasa said. "We have two different stances on issues. We will be able to differentiate ourselves from his established track record."
Domenech lost his District 3 commission seat by 95 votes to Jack Donovan last year.
The election is March 7. Runoffs, if needed, will be held March 28. The election is nonpartisan.
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