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Former Mayors
   
Name Occupation
Term
J. Hamilton Gillespie Land Developer
1902-1907
J. B. Chapline Real Estate Agent
1907-1908
G. W. Franklin Furniture Store Owner
1908-1909
J. Hamilton Gillespie Land Developer
1909-1910
Hamden S. Smith Ice Company Owner
1910-1911
Harry H. Higel Land Developer
1911-1914
A. B. Edwards Realtor
1914-1916
Harry H. Higel Land Developer
1916-1917
G. W. Franklin Furniture Store Owner
1917-1919
A. B. Edwards Realtor
1919-1921
E. J. Bacon Real Estate & Insurance
1921-1931
E. A. Smith Abstract & Title Company
1931-1937
Verman Kimbrough Supt., Bd of Public Instr.
1937-1939
E. A. Smith Real Estate
1939-1945
J. Douglas Arnest Attorney
1945-1948
J. Fite Robertson Attorney
1948-1951
John L. Early Attorney
1951-4/53
Leroy T. Fenne Owner-Sarasota Hotel
4/53-12/53
Ben Hopkins, Jr. Automobile Agcy. Owner
1953-1955
John D. Kicklighter Hardware Store Owner
1955-1956
A. Ray Howard Automobile Agcy. Owner
1956-1957
Frank L. Hoersting Retired
1957-1958
Col. Fred W. Dennis Retired
1958-1959
Frank Hoersting Retired
1959-1960
Marshall E. Marable Grocery Store Owner
1960-1961
John 0. Binns Mgr., Land O'Sun Dairy
1961-1962
Herschel C. Hayo Laundry & Hardware Store
1962-1964
David Cohen Specialty Company Owner
1964-1966
Jack Betz Vice Pres. Construction Co.
1966-1969
D. William Overton Bank President
1969-1970
Jack Betz (John C.) V.P. Richmond Construction
1970-1971
Gerald E. Ludwig Insurance
1971-1972
Fred E. Soto Optician
1972-1973
.J. "Tony" Saprito Fruit Grower & Shipper
1973-1975
Elmer G. Berkel School Psychologist
1975-1976
Ronald Norman Professional Design Assoc.
1976-1978
Elmer G. Berkel School Psychologist
1978-1979
Fred E. Soto Soto Opticians
1979-1981
Ronald W. Norman Professional Design Assoc.
1981-1982
Rita J. Roehr Roehr's Machine Shop
1982-1983
Annie M. Bishopric Not employed
1983-1984
Lou Ann Palmer School Teacher
1984-1985
William G. Kline Dir. Student Affairs, USF
1985-1986
Kerry G. Kirschner Blue Heron Fruit Shippers
1986-1987
Fredd G. Atkins Road Contractor/Marketing
1987-1988
Rita J. Roehr Machine Shop Owner
1988-1989
Lou Ann Palmer School Teacher
1989-1990
Kerry G. Kirschner Blue Heron Fruit Shippers
1990-1991
Fredd G. Atkins Road Contractor/Marketing
1991-1992
Jack Gurney Journalist
1992-1993
Gene M. Pillot Retired Superintendent of Schools
1993-1994
Nora Patterson Real Estate
1994-1995
David Merrill Real Estate Developer
1995-1996
Mollie C. Cardamone Childrens World, Owner
1996-1997
Gene M. Pillot Retired Superintendent of Schools
1997-1998
Jerome Dupree Minister
1998-1999
Mollie C. Cardamone Childrens World, Owner
1999-2000
Gene M. Pillot Retired Superintendent of Schools
2000-2001
Albert F. Hogle Retired Police Officer
2001-2001
Carolyn J. Mason Administrator
2001-2003
Lou Ann Palmer Retired School Teacher
2003-2004
Richard F. Martin Residential/Commercial Planner
2004-2005
Mary Anne Servian Banking
2005-2006
Fredd G. Atkins Teacher
2006-2007
Lou Ann Palmer Retired School Teacher
2007-2009
Richard Clapp Retired Engineer
2009-2010
Kelly Kirschner Product Manager
2010-2011
Suzanne Atwell Licensed Mental Health Professional
2011-2013
Shannon Snyder Retired Sarasota County Sheriffs Deputy
2013-2014
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