Chestnut signs up to run for another term on County Commission


Published: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 10:54 a.m.

County Commissioner Cynthia Chestnut has filed paperwork to seek a third term on the board.

Last Thursday, Chestnut pre-filed- a requirement to start raising campaign contributions and making expenditures.

Chestnut's District 4 seat and the District 2 seat of Lee Pinkoson are up in this year's election. So far, the two incumbents are the only candidates to file paperwork to run.

Chestnut was first elected to the County Commission in 2002. Prior to that, she served on the Gainesville City Commission from 1987-1990 and was the District 23 representative in the Florida House from 1990-2000.

Alachua County commissioners serve four-year terms. Their current annual salary is $70,754.

The official candidate qualifying period runs from noon June 14th to noon on June 18th. The primary election is Aug. 24th and the general election is Nov. 2nd.

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