Bradenton panel to tackle oxymoron: political civility

BRADENTON — “Political Civility: An Oxymoron?” will be the topic at the Manatee Tiger Bay Club meeting 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at Pier 22, 1200 1st Ave., Bradenton.

Ed Chiles will be guest moderator. Panel members include former congressman Dan Miller; Frank Alcock, associate professor of political science, New College; Chris Wille, editorial page editor of the Bradenton Herald; Richard O’Brien, chairman, Manatee Democratic Party; and David Agee, Manatee Republican state committeeman.

The panel will discuss politics, campaigns, and the effects of technology on the process.

The meetings are open to the public. Each guest panelist will give a short presentation. Those who join are know are “Friends” and are allowed to ask questions of the panel.

Cost: $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

Reservations: or 941-746-1151.