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City of Clearwater: Virtual Candidates Forums to be Held

Election Day for Clearwater City Council Seats 4 and 5 is March 15, 2022. The city of Clearwater will host two virtual candidate forums for the upcoming municipal election.

The forum for Seat 4 will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., and the forum for Seat 5 will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Al Reuschel will be moderating. The moderator does his research, generates his own questions and asks them at the forum.

There will be no in-person component. Candidates will be logging in from wherever they choose. The city will not be employing a chat box or raising of hands for residents to ask questions. It is important that each candidate have the chance to answer questions in the same manner, in order for the forum to be fair.

Residents are invited to stream the forums on the city’s website or YouTube, and watch the forums as observers.

The forums can be streamed live on or on the city’s YouTube channel at, and the videos will be available to watch after the forums.

Seat 4 Candidates Forum:

Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.

  • David Allbritton
  • Maranda Douglas
  • Gerry Lee


Seat 5 Candidates Forum:

Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.

  • Aaron Smith-Levin
  • Lina Teixeira
  • Jonathan Wade, Sr.

City of Clearwater Councilmember Candidacy Information:

All Councilmembers are elected at large and serve four-year terms.

Candidates must be qualified voters of the City, at least eighteen years of age, and have continuously resided in the City for at least one year prior to the start of qualifying. In order to qualify for office, signatures of 250 registered voters of the City of Clearwater must be obtained on petition cards. The petition cards will be provided to potential candidates by the City Clerk.

Please direct any questions to Official Records and Legislative Services at (727) 562-4093.

For more information, visit

There will be no early voting and mail ballots will begin to go out on February 10, 2022.

*Note: The deadline to register to vote is February 14, 2022. Visit to register to vote, update your registration, check registration status, find a precinct or request a mail-in ballot. Poll hours on March 15, 2022 are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Information and photos provided by the City of Clearwater. Feature photo by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay.

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