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Past political hopeful joins 2014 Brooksville City Council race


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BROOKSVILLE - A Brooksville native and long-time Hernando High School coach and volunteer has joined the 2014 City Council race.

According to the Supervisor of Elections office, Vivian Coogler filed the to run in the council race on Aug. 20

Two years ago, Coogler joined the race for Kevin Hohn's City Council Seat 4, but he later dropped out due to health problems.

"I do plan to win this time," Coogler said on Thursday afternoon.

"I don't care who joins the race, I'm going full steam ahead," he added.

Back in 2008, Coogler was in the running for a school board seat.

He dropped out after Dianne Bonfield filed for re-election, saying he would not run against his friend.

Coogler also ran for county commission in 2006 and previously applied to fill a vacant school board seat.

"One thing I want to see is the red-light cameras taken out of this city," Coogler said.

He said he's planning to meet with City Manager Jennene Norman-Vacha to discuss "other things on his mind" and the budget.

Leading up to the election, Coogler plans to knock on doors to get his name and ideas out.

"I learned years ago you have to go door to door to meet people in your area," Coogler said.

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