Bradenton Herald list of recommendations in Nov. 6 election

October 30, 2012 

Herald recommendations in general election

The Bradenton Herald recommends the following in the Nov. 6 general election.

U.S. House

District 16: Vern Buchanan

District 17: Tom Rooney

Florida Senate

District 26: Bill Galvano

Florida House

District 71: Jim Boyd

District 73: Greg Steube

Manatee County Commission

District 1: Larry Bustle

District 5: Vanessa Baugh

District 7, At-Large: Betsy Benac

Manatee School Board

Dave "Watchdog" Miner

Supervisor of Elections

Mike Bennett

Manatee Clerk of Court

R.B. "Chips" Shore

12th Judicial Circuit State Attorney

Ed Brodsky

Bradenton Mayor

Wayne Poston

Bradenton City Council

Ward 2: Gene Brown

Palmetto City Commission

Ward 1: Charles B. Smith

At-Large 1: Eric F. Gilbert

Holmes Beach Mayor

Carmel Monti

Holmes Beach City Commission

Marvin Grossman

Judy Titsworth

Florida Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 1, health care mandate: No

Amendment 2, expansion of property tax exemption to veterans disabled in combat: Yes

Amendment 3, state government revenue cap: No

Amendment 4, property tax reduction for snowbirds, others: No

Amendment 5, legislative power over state courts: No

Amendment 6, ban on public funding of abortion; state privacy clause restriction: No

Amendment 7, removed.

Amendment 8, allows public funding of religious organizations: No

Amendment 9, property tax break for surviving spouses of veterans, first responders: Yes

Amendment 10, tax break for small businesses: Yes

Amendment 11, extra property tax break for certain low-income seniors: Yes

Amendment 12, restructures appointment of student representative to university system Board of Governors: No

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