Thursday, June 19, 2008
FORENSIC ACCOUNTANT PETER ROMANO RUNNING FOR CITY COMMISSION
Romano tries for City Seat 2
By KATI BEXLEY
Publication Date: 06/19/08
Lincolnville resident Peter Romano has announced he's running for the St. Augustine City Commission, competing against an attorney and the city's Parking and Traffic committee president.
Romano, 61. hopes to win Seat 2, a four-year position.
He retired to St. Augustine in 2000 and has been the president of the Lincolnville Neighborhood Association for four years. Before retirement, he worked in finance, among other professions.
He is vying for the seat against Leanna Freeman, 37, an attorney and former city Planning and Zoning Board chairwoman, and Dan Sullivan, 66, a retiree and head of the St. Augustine Parking and Traffic Committee.
Romano said on Tuesday that he is focusing on three things in his campaign: put the residents first, define a long-term comprehensive plan for St. Augustine and create more transparency at City Hall.
"People are suspicious of the city, and the more forthright they are the better it would be," Romano said.
In 2006 he competed against then-Mayor George Gardner for City Commission Seat 3 and then-City Commissioner Joe Boles for mayor. He lost both races.
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