Roundup of Manatee County political notes

October 15, 2012 

Anna Maria Democrats to meet

BRADENTON BEACH -- Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meets at noon Oct.15 at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Each meeting features a guest speaker followed by a question-and-answer session. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required. Cost: $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

Information: Harry Kamberis at 941-779-0564.

Chambers host breakfast on proposed amendments

SARASOTA -- The Manatee and Sarasota chambers of commerce have scheduled a breakfast to discuss the 11 complex statewide amendments that the Florida Legislature has placed on the November ballot at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Ramada Waterfront Hotel, 7150 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Speakers include Mark Wilson, president & CEO Florida Chamber; and former state senator Pat Neal, chair of the TaxWatch Tangible Personal Property Tax Task Force.

Cost: $20 for Manatee Chamber and Sarasota Chamber members; $30 all others.

Reservations required to Lisa at 941-748-3411 or

Meet the candidatesat Bayshore Gardens

MANATEE -- A state and local Democratic candidates forum is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Bayshore Gardens Rec Center, 6919 26th St. W. Hosted by the Bayshore Gardens Home Owners Association, the forum is open to nonresidents as well as residents. No cost. Light refreshments.

Information: Margaret Newcomer at 941-739-9779

Southeast Manatee Democrats to host meeting

PERIDIA -- The Southeast Manatee County Democratic Club will be hosting a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd.

The luncheon topic, an analysis of the ballot proposals, will feature local ACLU chair Peter Tannen. The cost of the luncheon is $15. RSVP to Paul Dain at 941-756-4050.

-- Herald staff reports

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