Sunday, February 11, 2007

City Commission Elections

Save Our Sarasota does not endorse political candidates, but at this critical moment in our City's history encourages everyone to vote in the upcoming non-partisan City Commission election.

The following is a list of forums at which you can acquaint yourselves with the candidates and ask them questions about the crucial issues facing our City. Information on additional forums will be sent as it becomes available. Below you will also find voter information and a list of candidates.

Public candidate forums:
Monday, February 12 - 7:30 PM - Coalition of County Neighborhoods (CONA)
Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere Street, one block east of 41
All candidates

Tuesday, February 13 - 6:30 PM - Bayou Oaks Neighborhood Association
North Trail United Methodist Church
Candidates Atkins, Clapp, Daniels, Kowal, Servian, Sheffield

Thursday, February 22 - 7:00 PM - Alta Vista Neighborhood Association
Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 Laurel
Candidates Bilyeu and Kirschner

Friday, February 23 - 7:00 PM - Bellevue Terrace Neighborhood Association
Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere Street, one block east of 41
Candidates Bilyeu and Kirschner

Sunday, February 25 - 3:00 PM - Avondale & Hudson Bayou Neighborhood Associations Corner of Irving and Yale
Candidates Clapp, Daniels, Kowal and Servian

Monday, February 26 - 11:30 AM - League of Women Voters, Boxed lunch - $10 members/$12 non-members Reservations Required - 921.9778
Community Foundation of Sarasota, 2635 Fruitville Road, between Tuttle and Lime
All candidates

Tuesday, February 27 - 6:30 PM - Laurel Park Neighborhood Association
Payne Park Auditorium, 2100 Laurel
Candidates Bilyeu, Clapp, Daniels, Kirshchner, Kowal, Servian

Wednesday, February 28 - 4:00 PM - Arts Council Forum
1226 North Trail (SCOPE Building - 1st Floor conference room)
All candidates

Candidates: District 1 - Fredd "Glossie" Atkins, April Sheffield
District 2 - Richard "Dick" Clapp, Andrea Daniels, Denise Kowal, Mary Anne Servian
District 3 - Danny Bilyeu, Kelly Kirschner
You may vote only in your own district race. You can find your district at Fill in your address and scroll down to "City Officials," where it will show your district number.

Voting information:
February 12 - Last day to register to vote
February 26 - Early voting begins
March 7 - Last day for absentee ballot requests
March 13 - Election Day for 3 district seats - 4-year terms
Absentee ballots. Contact Sarasota County Elections office with a:
Phone request: 861-8618;
Mail request: PO Box 4194, Sarasota, FL 34230-4194;
Fax request: 861-8609;
or E-mail request:

Information required for each of the above methods is name, address, date of birth, address where absentee ballot should be mailed and signature if mailed or faxed. All requests must be received by the Sarasota County Elections Office no later than Wednesday, March 7th, for the March 13th City Election to allow enough time for mailing.

Janice Green, Chair
Save Our Sarasota Steering Committee

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