2-B THE TAMPA TIMES, Wedesday, Nov. 6, 1974
Democratic trend shifts balance of
power on Pasco County commission
"By LEE "HELSCEL began during the Sept. 10 pri- direct contact with voters dur- "The tourists are coming
And GAY BRANCII mary when District 3 Com- ing their campaigns. back and U.S. 19 is in bad
Times Staff Writers missioner Dan Chambers Jr. Saying, that the "people shape. Work on the U.S. 19
S..... ..chose not to run and no Re- were looking for a candidate bypass will be under way
DADE CITY The politi, publicans entered the race. with a, financial (business) within 90 days after I take of-
cal balance of the Pasco That factor put Democratic background," Pasco native -fice," ,Rees said.
County commission shifted runoff winner Mike Olson in Law said he felt his experi- After'yesterday's defeat,
from a Republican to a Demo- the commission seat after his ence in the citrus business Heller plans to "keep civicly
cratic majority yesterday Oct. 1 victory over Robert was anasset people active" and stay involved in
when Democrats Curtis Law "Bob" Davis. was an asset people tedfor. politics. He said he will "do
and Robert "Bob" Rees were County upsets which cul- boar that willing or something in two years" that
elected to the board, minated yesterday began with togetherin a cooperative involves politics.
With more than a 50 per the four Republican-one Dem- manner andmy stand on Holt could not b reached
cent voter turnout, District 2 ocrat board in the Sept. 10 manner and my stand on- for comment.
Commissioner Louie Holt, a primary when its chairman, county unity helped my cam-
Republican, was defeated by Walter M. Voorhees, was eli- paigi the most," Law ex- ,
Law, who drew 18,947 votes to minated by his two Republi- plained. *'
Holt's 13,203. can opponents, Heller and The 38-year Land O'Lakes
In District 4, Rees Frank Bolander Jr. resident said he was "espe-
squeaked by Republican can- The, board now sits three cially pleased with the voter
didate Sam Heller, with a Democrats and two Republi- turnout" in yesterday's elec-
marginal 17,848 to 16,171 victo- cans and the winners of yes- tion.
ry. terday's races intend to bring Sixtysix-year-old Rees, a .
The Democratic trend here to it knowledge gained from retiree and former commis-
sionier, feels the voters want
ir..... .. Pasco's roads improved. And,
that's what the New Port
Richey resident says he will
work on first,