Carter, Crane and Woodland running unopposed

Updated Sept. 6, 2019 | ANNA MARIA – Running unopposed in the 2019 city election, incumbent Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Carter will serve an additional two-year term in office.

Incumbent Commissioner Dale Woodland, also unopposed, was disqualified on Sept. 4 because he paid his qualifying fee with a personal check instead of a check issued from a campaign account. He will now seek reappointment by the city commission that will determine who fills that seat for the next two years. Other candidates also will be able to apply for consideration.

In November, commission newcomer and current Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Jonathan Crane will join the board.

Carter, Crane and Woodland were the only three candidates to qualify in the city’s two-week qualifying period that ended Friday afternoon.

The current commission must soon appoint someone to serve the remaining year-plus of Brian Seymour’s two-year term as a result of Seymour’s surprise resignation last week.

Commissioner Amy Tripp is in the first year of her two-year term in office. Longtime Commissioner Doug Copeland did not seek re-election, and his time in office will come to an end after the November elections.