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Councilmember Dr. Bob Cundiff (Seat 3)

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Councilmember Dr. Bob Cundiff

Councilmember Cundiff was elected to his first term on March 15, 2016. He has an extensive career in higher education, and he has been active in local organizations.


Councilmember Cundiff has been an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College for the past 16 years. He teaches speech communication and public speaking at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus. He held several positions in his 19 years at Clearwater Christian College, including chair of the Communication Arts Department and professor of speech communication, mass communication and theater.

Councilmember Cundiff also taught at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minn. He holds a doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in speech communication and theater.

Councilmember Cundiff has been a resident of Clearwater since 1996 and has served in numerous area associations.

As President of the Clearwater chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Councilmember Cundiff visits high schools in northern Pinellas and western Pasco counties, awarding SAR Good Citizenship and Junior ROTC medals.

Since his father was a scoutmaster for a dozen years, Councilmember Cundiff enjoys awarding SAR achievement certificates to area Boy Scouts when they earn their promotion to Eagle Scouts.

He is past secretary for the Harbour Towne Condominium Association Board. As a member of the Dramatists Guild Inc., Councilmember Cundiff meets monthly with the Suncoast Playwrights at the St. Petersburg College Downtown Campus in St. Petersburg.

Councilmember Cundiff was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Jesup, Iowa, and now is a member of Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater.

Councilmember Cundiff enjoys ballroom dancing, biking, swimming, genealogical research and watching classic movies, including silent films. He is also an amateur photographer, specializing in sunrise photography.

His wife, the former Kirsten Eastergard, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and died in 2013. They were married for 43 years.

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