An election sign is planted July 7 in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. City code dictates election signs cannot be placed more than 45 days before an election. Candidate Susan Maulucci will be on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot and her island sign is apparently premature. Islander Photo: Jennifer Glenfield
One candidate apparently jumped the gun with signs for her election campaign.
As election season ripens, election signs will become part of the landscape. But not yet in Holmes Beach.
The city prohibits campaign signs more than 45 days before an election. Still, a blue sign with the name “Susan Maulucci” appeared the week of July 7in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive.
Code enforcement officer David Forbes said the sign was removed July 9 by the city. No other action is planned.
Maulucci and Art Jackman are on the Aug. 26 ballot for circuit judge for the 12th judicial circuit.
Gearing up for primary
Manatee County residents will head to the polls Aug. 26 to weigh in on the primary race.
On the ballot, island residents will see candidates for school board, 12th judicial circuit judge, governor and lieutenant governor and attorney general.
All Manatee County voters can cast ballots in school board races regardless of their district. In District 2, Rodney Jones faces Charlie Kennedy. In District 4, Frank Brunner faces incumbent Karen Carpenter. In District 5, four candidates square off for one seat, incumbent Julie Aranibar, Mary Stewart Cantrell, James T. Golden and Carlton Les Nichols.
Manatee County voters also will decide the judicial race between Jackman and Maulucci.
Registered Democratic voters will choose between Charlie Crist and Nan H. Rich for the party’s gubernatorial candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
Registered Republican voters will choose between Yinka Abosede Adeshina, Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder or incumbent Rick Scott and their respective lieutenant governor choices in the GOP’s gubernatorial primary.
Democrats in Manatee County also will vote on the state attorney general candidate between George Sheldon and Perry E. Thurston.