Category Archives: 10-06-2010

Commissioner sees parking compromise

Anna Maria Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick will return to the commission for her third term following the Nov. 2 general election. No candidates qualified to oppose her. Mattick was a newcomer to politics when she was elected to a commission seat in 2006. She had run unsuccessfully for a commission seat in the 2005 election. […]

Webb: Balance between residents, businesses

Anna Maria Commissioner Chuck Webb is unopposed in the Nov. 2 election and will automatically be returned to office. It will be Webb’s second consecutive term as commissioner and third since 2002. He served as commissioner from 2002-04, but did not seek re-election due to increasing responsibilities with his law practice. Webb was born in […]

Straight to the dais

Ed Straight pondered a bid for Bradenton Beach City Commission for a day. And then soon learned, when he filed his qualification papers for the office, that the bid was won — without any voting on Nov. 2. Straight, a longtime resident of Bradenton Beach, is unopposed for the Ward 2 city commission seat, which […]

Bartelt settles into mayor

It was the morning after a Green Bay Packers loss to the Chicago Bears. So there was just reason for Bob Bartelt’s football analogies as he talked Sept. 28 about his appointment to mayor several months ago and his uncontested bid for election to the office in November. “Did you watch the game?” Bartelt, who […]

Uncontested means unhurried for Holmes Beach mayor

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger is glad he’s uncontested in the Nov. 2 election. It is making his day-to-day job much easier. “I can focus all energies on particular issues,” Bohnenberger said. “This time it’s on the budget and outlining our plans for the future. And I won’t have to be concerned about running for […]