BB voters decide charter questions

Bradenton Beach voters faced a series of proposed changes to the city charter on the Nov. 2 ballot and gave a nod to them all. A commission-appointed charter review committee recommended the changes to the document earlier this year and …

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Vosburgh wins BB commission race

Tim Bennett, Zack Fernandes, 9, and Bradenton Beach Commissioner Jan Vosburgh greet motorists — and potential voters — early Nov. 2, election day. Vosburgh campaigned to keep her seat on the commission. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff

Bradenton Beach citizens didn’t return or check out any books at Tingley Memorial Library Nov. 2. Instead, they went to Tingley to retain Jan Vosburgh on the Bradenton Beach City Commission. Vosburgh defeated Michael Harrington in the race for the …

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Incumbents returned to office in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach commission candidate Jean Peelen, left, and friend Jean King greet voters near a polling place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Peelen challenged incumbents John Monetti and Sandy Haas-Martens in the three-way race for two two-year terms at the dais.

Voters turned out in Holmes Beach to again re-elect incumbents Sandy Haas-Martens and John Monetti to the city commission. First-time candidate Jean Peelen had challenged them for one of two open commission seats. Approximately 2,949 ballots were cast from among …

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Two incumbents returned to WMFR, one newcomer voted in

Incumbent West Manatee Fire Commissioners Larry Tyler, Seat 3, and John Rigney, Seat 4, handily won their bids to keep their seats on the WMFR district commission board in the Nov. 2 general election. Both were challenged by first-time candidates, …

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Whitmore returned to county board

Veteran officeholder Carol Whitmore handily won her quest to serve another four-year term on the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. Whitmore, a Republican and resident of Holmes Beach, defeated Democrat Sundae Lynn Knight, a rookie campaigner, in the Nov. 2 …

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2 run for each of 3 WMFR commission seats

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. Mulyck …

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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 …

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Early voting begins Oct. 18

Early voting for the mid-term general elections begins Oct. 18 in Manatee County. Early voting will take place from Monday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 31, at the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections, 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 118, Bradenton. …

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Candidate meet-and-greet coming up

The Islander will host Popcorn and Politics at the newspaper office Wednesday, Oct. 20, providing an opportunity for voters to meet candidates for office in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. The event …

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Selby wants 2010 put behind Anna Maria

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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