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City Council Candidates Forum Video

The City of Clearwater hosted the first of two candidate forums before the upcoming municipal election. The forum for Seats 2 and 3 were held Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Clearwater City Council Chambers at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave.

Al Ruechel, formerly of Bay News 9, moderated the forum.

Election Day for Clearwater City Council seats 1, 2 and 3 is March 19, 2024.

Seat 2 

  • Mark Bunker
  • Ryan Cotton
  • Michael “Mike” Mastruserio

Seat 3 

  • Jared Leone
  • Michael “Mike” Mannino
  • Javante Scott

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Choosing the right city council candidate is crucial for the future of your community. By carefully considering each candidate’s platform, experience, and values, you can ensure that your city is led by someone who truly represents the interests of its residents. Deleting unsuitable candidates from your list of choices allows you to focus on those who have the potential to make a positive impact and bring about meaningful change. It’s essential to actively engage with the election process and make informed decisions to shape the direction of Clearwater for the better.

When you take the time to research and evaluate each candidate, you empower yourself to vote for someone who aligns with your vision for the community. By being proactive in your selection process, you contribute to the strength and effectiveness of your local government, ensuring that your voice is heard and represented in important decision-making processes. Ultimately, choosing the right candidate can lead to a more harmonious and prosperous future for everyone in your city.


Information and video provided by the City of Clearwater


Campaign Reports can be viewed here:


Voter information can be found at On Election Day, March 19, 2024, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Register to Vote

Find Your Voting Precinct

Track Your Mail Ballot Status



2023 Florida Election Code(PDF, 2MB)

Florida Candidate and Campaign Treasurer Handbook (2024 Election Cycle)(PDF, 1MB)

Guide to the Sunshine Amendment & Code of Ethics(PDF, 407KB)

City Charter(PDF, 254KB)

Temporary Sign Guidelines for Political Campaign(PDF, 2MB)


Clearwater voters can direct any questions to the City Clerk’s Office at (727) 562-4093.


City of Clearwater


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