Candidates and representatives from 11 local and state political races took the microphone at the Bradenton Country Club an open-mic night hosted by The Manatee Forum Republican Women Federated Tuesday.
About 80 people turned out to hear candidates share quickly about themselves and their platforms as well as mingle with political hopefuls before and after the event.
“I think it went well,” said Pat Baker, forum president. “The biggest thing is look at the room at the end of the show. They’re still here.”
Attendees said they enjoyed hearing from the candidates in a relaxed atmosphere.
“It’s an opportunity to speak one-on-one (with them),” East County resident and attorney Paul Blucher said. “How often do voters get to do that?”
Contact Pam Eubanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently 0 Responses
30 Fresh Market on Main
9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Students make splash for school
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. this weekend will celebrate the start of school with its annual Back to School Splash Bash event Aug. 23, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Klauber, Mancini honored by AJC
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, in November.
Temples share the Torah
Twenty-three years ago, Temple Sinai received a Torah on loan when it organized a new congregation in Sarasota.