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Dunedin City Commissioner Julie Scales loves politics. Since her youth, she has been involved with and impassioned about the political process, civil service and the wide range of issues big and small that affects us all. She and former Pinellas County Commissioner Sallie Parks discuss her life as a politician, the impact that has had on her family, and one fateful meeting at the League Of Women Voters that launched her career.

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