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
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.
Tim Howard has Key roots
Residents of Fairway Bay knew about Tim Howard long before he became a household name: His grandparents, the late Paul and Eva Fekete, frequently bragged about their star soccer player grandson.
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.