Whitmore new county commissioner; fire district fee hike OK'd
Countywide ballot items of interest that can be concluded with early
returns include results for the districtwide seat on
the Manatee County Board of Commissioners.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore
has a new title - commissioner.
Republican candidate for the county
commission Whitmore defeated her Democratic challenger,
educator Sarah Meaker, with 100 percent of the precincts
reporting, 59 percent to 41 percent in Tuesday’s
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District officials
also saw voters approve an increase in impact fees
to help fund the district’s
Anna Maria Island, Cortez and northwest Manatee County firefighting operations.
The measure passed, 68 percent to 32 percent.