District 1 primary elections candidates
Name: Lawrence E. Bustle, Jr.
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Previous elected office: Mayor of Palmetto, 2002-2008
Profession: Manatee County District 1 commissioner
Community service: Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, Community Coalition on Homelessness, Manatee County Veterans Council, Manatee School District Core Values EdVantage Committee, School Readiness Coalition (Early Learning Coalition), South Florida Museum Board, St. Mary's Episcopal Church Smart Guys Tutoring program
Family: Married, four grown children
Name: Nathaniel A. Leonard
Previous elected office: None
Profession: Counterterrorism consultant, U.S. Army Reserve chaplain candidate
Community service: Royal Rangers instructor, coach children's basketball, volunteer feeding the homeless
Family: Married, four children