Roundup of Manatee County political news

October 29, 2012 

Rep. Steube recognizedby group

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Community Associations Institute's Florida Legislative Alliance recently presented State Rep. Greg Steube with the annual Friend of Community Associations and CAI Florida Legislative Alliance legislative award. The award recognizes Steube as a distinguished legislator and applauds his advocacy in legislative and regulatory matters impacting community associations and CAI members across Florida.

Manatee Forum to meetfor speed campaigning

BRADENTON -- Manatee Forum, Republican Women Federated, will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at Pier 22, 1200 First Ave. W.

Guest speaker Javier Manjarres, aka El Sharko, promises to tick off moderate Republicans and liberal Democrats with his discussion of politics.

The evening will also include speed campaigning -- a chance for guests and members to chat one-on-one with candidates as they move from table to table.

Cost for dinner: $20.

RSVP: Jane B. Grace at or 941-758-4878.

Manatee Republican women to hear candidates

BRADENTON -- The Women of Manatee County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W.

The main speaker will be Marianne Barnebey, who is running for mayor of the City of Bradenton. Other speakers are Larry Bustle for county commissioner and Mike Bennett who is running for supervisor of elections.

Lunch: $17, and a reservation is required by noon Oct. 31.

Information or reservations: Sue at 941-792-7278.

Port director to address East Manatee Republicans

PERIDIA -- The East Manatee Republican Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd. E., for lunch. Cost: $15.

Guest speaker will be Carlos Buqueras, executive director of Port Manatee. Reservations: Diane at 941-739-3813 or

Democrats to discuss meaning of the election

PERIDIA -- The South-east Manatee CountyDemocratic Club will host a brunch buffet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, 4950 Peridia Blvd.

The brunch topic, The Meaning of the 2012 Election, will feature New College's Frank Alcock.

Cost: $15.

RSVP to Paul Dain at 941-756-4050.

-- Herald staff report

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