Category Archives: Election

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 the commission OKd the changes for voter consideration in August. Each proposed amendment — there […]

Vosburgh wins BB commission race

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 city’s Ward 4 commission seat, which until June was held by Bob Bartelt, now the […]

Incumbents returned to office in Holmes Beach

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 the 3,319 registered voters in Holmes Beach. Based on unofficial returns, Haas-Martens topped the voting […]

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, Tyler by Michael Carleton and Rigney by Mondher Kobrosly. Tyler won his seat 5,689 votes […]

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 race for the District 6 at-large seat. The unofficial vote, according to the Manatee County […]

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 is an Anna Maria homeowner and has been part of the fire and rescue service […]

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,” […]

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. The hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

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 will take place at 5:30 p.m. at The Islander storefront in the Island Shopping Center, […]

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 after declining an interview request. “I think (an e-mail) gives all parties a more comprehensive […]