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Fired transsexual
city manager applies for new job

Fired transsexual
city manager applies for new job

The Largo, Fla., city manager who was fired after revealing his plans to have a sex change has applied for the city manager position in Sarasota.

Steve Stanton, 48, said he submitted his resume this week under his future female name, Susan A. Stanton, with an asterisk that the name change is pending.

"I really had not anticipated applying for a city manager job so quickly," Stanton told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "But the opportunity has availed itself, and so we'll see."

Sarasota commissioners will review about 15 resumes for the job next month. The following week, commissioners will narrow the group to eight candidates. Those applicants will be interviewed by commissioners. If Stanton is among the final group, he said, he will interview as Susan.

The Largo city commission voted 5-2 in February and again in March to fire Stanton from the $140,000-a-year job he held for 14 years. Commissioners said it was Stanton's judgment, not the revelation that he planned a sex change, that prompted his ouster. (AP)

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