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Businessman George Kruse announced on Thursday he’s running for Manatee County Commission.

The Manatee Republican filed in District 1, a seat now held by Priscila Whisenant Trace, who has filed for reelection in August. The two will face each other in a Republican primary in August.

Kruse said he wants to bring free market conservativism and private sector appearance to the Commission.

“Manatee County is growing, whether we want it to or not. How we manage that growth is the responsibility of our County Commission,” Kruse said.

“We need a Board that focuses on the key issues facing residents like reducing traffic, keeping taxes low, protecting our beaches, waterways and environment, and growing smarter.”

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