Commissioner sees parking compromise

JoAnn Mattick

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 …

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Webb: Balance between residents, businesses

Chuck Webb

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 …

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Straight to the dais

Ed Straight, a longtime Bradenton Beach resident and wildlife rehabilitation expert, takes care of a sandhill crane. Straight will hold his first elected office in November. He is unopposed in his bid to succeed Bob Connors on the Bradenton Beach City Commission. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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 …

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Bartelt settles into mayor

Mayor Bob Bartelt sits at his desk in Bradenton Beach City Hall. Bartelt was appointed to the post earlier this year. He is unchallenged in his bid to win election to the office Nov. 2. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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 …

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Uncontested means unhurried for Holmes Beach mayor

Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger

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 …

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