Fewer than two weeks remain before the polls close and Monroe County weighs in on a number of issues ranging from medical marijuana to who will govern Florida and candidates are making the final push for votes.
This past Wednesday, Marathon’s Business and Professional Women’s Club hosted a political forum with the Weekly Newspapers in a casual meet-and-greet at First State Bank of the Florida Keys. Congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo mixed with local candidates like those running for judicial seats, Mosquito Control, Monroe County Commission and Marathon City Council.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 the residents of Marathon will select three councilmembers from a group of five candidates that include, from left: “Doc Dan” Zieg and Bill Kelly.
Lower Keys resident Phil Goodman (R) is seeking re-election to the Monroe County Mosquito Control Board. He’s pictured with Erin Muir, an aide to congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo (R). Muir is also a legislative assistant for State Representative Holly Raschein.
First State Bank VP Becky Shifflett and Director Dennis Bishop hosted the event at the Marathon branch.
BPW’s CM Bishop, left, moderated the forum. Also pictured: BPW President Charlotte Quinn, congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo and First State Bank’s Joy Wilson.
First State Bank Senior Vice President Jeff Smith, pictured with Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, BPW member Sandra Bradshaw and judicial candidate Bonnie Helms.