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See larger City Council member Chuck Kiester, left talks with Bob Brown, Ad-hoc Utilities committee member during Larry Magel’s City Council candidate forum Friday night.

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City Council member Chuck Kiester, left talks with Bob Brown, Ad-hoc Utilities committee member during Larry Magel’s City Council candidate forum Friday night.

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  • Chuck and Jane Kiester with dozens of supporters at the Bombay Club on Marco Island, after realizing his nine vote margin of victory will necessitate a recount Thursday.
  • Chuck Kiester contemplates the numbers from election headquarters, showing him with a razor-thin nine vote margin over Ted Forcht, fellow council incumbent. Only one of them will be a member of the next city council.
  • Chuck and Judy Kiester display a campaign banner for the last time as the vote count shows him locked in a virtual dead heat for the third and last available council seat.
  • Incumbent councilman and candidate for re-election Chuck Kiester, second from right, talks with supporters at what they hope is a victory party Tuesday while waiting for election returns. Marvin and Barbara Drummond, left, listen to a comment by VFW post commander Dave Gardner.
  • Councilman Chuck Kiester answers a citizen's question during a forum Thursday at the city council chambers. Kiester is running for re-election in January.
  • Councilman Chuck Kiester looks over the list of proposed amendments at a forum he held Thursday evening in council chambers. His re-election, and several proposed charter amendments, will be on the ballot in January.
  • Marco Councilman Chuck Kiester, who is vying for reelection in 2010, talks with residents at the Marco Island Taxpayers' Association forum Friday night.
  • City Council member Chuck Kiester, left talks with Bob Brown, Ad-hoc Utilities committee member during Larry Magel’s City Council candidate forum Friday night.
  • Councilman Chuck Kiester gives a thumbs down to reflect his opinion that everything possible should be cut, cut, cut from the city's 2010 budget during Wednesday's workshop.
  • Councilman Chuck Kiester steps down from the dais Monday to encourage Islanders' support for one their own, Olivia Davis, 10, who is racking up outrageous medical bills due to a brain surgery to banish frequent seizures. He said the Davis family could use help from individuals or businesses offering contracting skills to covert the family garage into a rehab facility as well as financial donations to the Olivia Davis Foundation, 1851 Olds Court, Marco Island, FL, 34145.
  • Electric rates and electric takeover by the city takes charge among topics at Councilman Chuck Kiester's forum Wednesday evening.  Resident Janet M. O'Connell, left, said she feared rate spikes when LCEC's energy provider becomes FPL in 2010. LCEC's Key Account Executive Tricia Dorn, right, said rates would not increase and LCEC would still be the electric distributor.
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  • Marco Island City Councilman Chuck Kiester attends a hearing on Thursday at the Collier County Courthouse where he was found guilty of violating the State of Florida's public records laws by deleting e-mails pertaining to city business on his home computer.  Kiester was fined the maximum penalty of $500 under the law requiring public officials to keep record of and make available all public records, including e-mails, pertaining to public business.
  • Bernardo Bezos, vice president of the Marco Police Foundation, serves Councilor Chuck Kiester homemade Italian style onions and peppers for his hamburger during the Marco Police Foundation’s 2nd Annual Police Officers Appreciation Day Sunday.
  • Candidate Chuck Kiester acknowledges to his supporters they will not know until Thursday whether he has won re-election to the Marco city council.

City Councilman Chuck Kiester eying re-election in the 2010 Marco City Council election.

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