Election approaches, campaign funding slows

As of the Nov. 1 Manatee County Supervisor of Elections reporting deadline, Holmes Beach commission candidate Terry Schafer reported an additional $965 in contributions and $243.81 in in-kind contributions totaling $3,765.

Incumbent Jim Kihm reported an additional $350, for a total of $2,495.

Carol Soustek, also an incumbent, received an additional $520 for a total of $1,770 in campaign funding as of Oct. 31.

Incumbent Rick Hurst did not report additional funds as of Oct. 31.

The Nov. 1 report was the final campaign expense report. Termination reports are due Dec. 2.

Time to vote in Holmes Beach

The day to vote has arrived in Holmes Beach.

The electorate was to cast ballots 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.

The candidates for three seats include incumbents Rick Hurst, Jim Kihm and Carol Soustek and former ad hoc form-of-government committee member Terry Schaefer.

Additionally, voters will decide eight proposed amendments to the city charter.

The races are nonpartisan.

Visit islander.org for results after 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, and find full coverage in the Nov. 13 issue of The Islander.