January 29, 2013 12:00 AM

Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker earned a raise

Why would someone forfeit a fat retirement bonus check to remain on the job? For Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker, the answer is simple. His passion for serving a community and accomplishing great things has not diminished with age.The 65-year-old is giving up a $337,411.83 lump-sum retirement benefit due upon his hitherto retirement date of Aug. 31, 2014, to continue to direct county government should commissioners approve the new contract today.

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