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Former Clearwater mayor dead at 86 // Gabe Cazares was a civil rights activist and vocal enemy of the Church of Scientology.

Title: Former Clearwater mayor dead at 86 // Gabe Cazares was a civil rights activist and vocal enemy of the Church of Scientology.
Date: Friday, 29 September 2006
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Mike Donila
Main source: sptimes.com

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CLEARWATER — Former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares, a civil rights advocate, champion of the disadvantaged and arch-enemy of the Church of Scientology, died Friday (Sept. 29, 2006). He was 86. As a politician, Mr. Cazares led the local Democratic Party and won public office at a time when few Hispanics even lived in Pinellas County. As a community activist, he worked to help the poor and build bridges in Clearwater during the early years of integration. But after the Church of ... [Read the rest at sptimes.com]