March 07, 2013
Posted By: Rochelle Dudley
On Friday, March 8th, the Young Advocates for Sarasota will host a candidate forum with all six candidates for City Commission from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the HuB in downtown Sarasota.
The forum will be held in advance of a public “Get Out the Vote Jam” event later that evening and will be moderated by Young Advocates Co-chairs Rachel Denton and Rochelle Dudley. It is intended to give members and prospective members a chance to meet and ask questions of each of the candidates prior to the March 12th City Election.
“We are so pleased that all six candidates have confirmed their attendance and are interested in the issues important to Sarasota’s youth and young professionals,” said Denton.
Young Advocates grew out of political discussions during the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s Annual SUM+ Conference in October of last year.
Since the conference, the group has been actively recruiting members, setting goals and formulating a plan to tackle youth-oriented issues, which includes modifying noise regulations, paving the way for affordable housing projects and getting young voters to the polls on election day.
The candidate forum will take place on Friday, March 8th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the HuB, located at 1680 Fruitville Road. City Commission candidates Suzanne Atwell, Susan Chapman, Richard Dorfman, Linda Holland, Kelvin Lumpkin and Pete Theisen are scheduled to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rochelle Dudley at email@example.com or 727-204-0184.
The “Get Out the Vote Jam” event will also take place at the HuB from 8 – 11:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public and will feature live entertainment and appearances by local candidates and elected officials. Visit hubsarasota.com/events.cfm for more information.
Young Advocates for Sarasota is a non-partisan group of young professionals, college students and civic activists, aged 18-40, who are working together to make Sarasota a socially and economically vibrant community. It is free to join and open to like-minded people. For more information, visit www.youngadvocates.org.