Event at Salute Restaurant, Higgs Beach, June 20, 2011, at 5 pm

On Monday, June 20, Key West’s Hometown! PAC (Political Action Committee) will present declared and potential candidates for the upcoming elections. The event will be held at Salute Restaurant, Higgs Beach at 5 pm. Candidates, declared or potential, will introduce themselves and make short presentations, beginning at 5:30 pm.

For the June 20 event, all potential and actual candidates wishing to speak should contact a Hometown PAC Board member. Contacts are: Mark Bailey (305) 304-8690; Tom Lavender (305) 304-7577; Sheldon Davidson, (305) 295-3560. Candidates should contact a board member to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

Please pass this email on to any candidates or potential candidates for the positions delineated below.

Voters will have time to meet and greet all the candidates and those merely testing the waters for these important races. All citizens are welcome to attend. Hometown and Salute will provide hors d’oeuvres and there will be a cash bar. As with all Hometown events, all citizens are welcome and there will be no charge for attending.

Hometown’s missions are to encourage qualified residents to run for elected office, and to provide platforms for the candidates to explain their positions on the issues. Please visit our website www.hometownkeywest.com

Membership in HOMETOWN! Is on a year-to-year basis. Membership for the 2011 election year is $20 for individuals ($30 for households).

All candidates must qualify by noon on August 19, 2011. The General Election is October 4, and the Run-Off Election (if necessary) is November 8.

Increasingly active, Hometown staged numerous public events in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 election cycles, which provided the candidates with many opportunities to interact with voters. All the newspapers serving Key West and the Lower Keys have applauded Hometown’s hard work in presenting these valuable forums.

Hometown does not endorse candidates but it will stage events across the city for the benefit of the voters.

This is an especially important election with respect to Key West as is evident in the continuing articles and citizen letters in the local newspapers with respect to a multitude of issues. The following is a list of those races for which there will 2011 elections and the name of the present Incumbent:

1) Mayor –Craig Cates is running for re-election.

2) District 2—-Mark Rossi

3) District 4—-Barry Gibson (will not seek re-election.)

4) District 5—-Teri Johnston

5) Utility Board Group1—Ty Symroski

6) Utility Board Group 4—Mona Clark

7) Utility Board Group 5—Charles Bradford


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