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Candidate profiles for three Island cities and WMFR

Nov. 2 Election news: Candidate profiles for three Island cities and WMFR, including answers to The Islander’s questions and a short bio for each…..

Selby wants 2010 put behind Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin, Islander Reporter

The biggest issue facing the city and residents is “is putting 2010 behind us and looking to the future,” not Pine Avenue parking, said Anna Maria mayoral candidate Mike Selby. Selby made the comment in an e-mail to The Islander …

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Mattick seeks to calm Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin, Islander Reporter

Anna Maria mayoral candidate Sandy Mattick is seeking the office because she believes she has the experience and knowledge to run the city effectively and bring a calming influence to city hall. Her experience, knowledge and calm nature will help …

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Two campaign for Bradenton Beach commission

Two candidates are vying for the 4th Ward seat on Bradenton Beach’s city commission in the Nov. 2 general election. The contest involves appointed Commissioner Janet Vosburgh, who has held the post since June, and mooring committee member Michael Harrington.

Vosburgh hustles to Nov. 2

By Lisa Neff, Islander Reporter

Janet Vosburgh is up and out while the harvest moon is still shining on the Gulf of Mexico. With dawn every morning, Vosburgh is on the path at Coquina Beach. With her iPod Nano playing Il Divo and her New …

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Harrington emphatic about interest

By Lisa Neff, Islander Reporter

Michael Harrington’s candidate brochures contain multiple exclamation points. That’s because the Bradenton Beach resident seeking his first elected office — that of Ward 4 city commissioner — is emphatic — “!!!” — about his interest in service and his qualifications …

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BB voters to decide charter questions

By Lisa Neff, Islander Reporter

Bradenton Beach voters will face a series of proposed changes to the city charter on the Nov. 2 ballot. A commission-appointed charter review committee recommended the changes to the document earlier this year and the commission OK’d the changes for …

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Peelen dreamed of political position

By Nick Walter, Islander Reporter

She’s been a civil rights attorney for the federal government, novelist, investigative consultant and even finalist to be on the TV show “Survivor.” But Jean Peelen, 59, has never held an elected political position. “I was never allowed because of …

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Monetti hopes to continue giving

By Nick Walter, Islander Reporter

Ten years ago, John Monetti came to Holmes Beach City Hall for the first time. He was following a value his parents had instilled in him — give back to the community. Monetti said he wanted to volunteer and ended …

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Haas-Martens’ connection to citizens runs deep

By Nick Walter, Islander Reporter

Sandy Haas-Martens, 63, has been a retired banker for 15 years. “But I’m too young to sit at home and watch soap operas and eat bonbons,” she said. And Haas-Martens is so connected to her community it only makes sense …

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2 run for each of 3 WMFR commission seats

By Diana Bogan, Islander Reporter

Incumbents Mike Mulyck and Larry Tyler and John Rigney will face off against political newcomers Scott Ricci, Michael Carleton and Mondher Kobrosly for three seats on the West Manatee Fire Rescue District commission in the Nov. 2 general election.

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