Hometown Newsletter – October 2016
HOMETOWN! is pleased to announce its Sixth and Final Event of the 2016 political season
QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUM FOR
CERTAIN CANDIDATES ON THE NOVEMBER 8, GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida
MONDAY, October 17, 2016, FROM 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Hometown’s objective is to encourage qualified residents to run for elected office, to provide a platform for the candidates to explain their goals, and to encourage higher levels of voter participation in the election. Membership in Hometown! for the 2016 year is $40 for individuals ($55 for households), and gives Key West and Monroe County residents and property owners a voice in how their city and county elections. Be a Friend of Hometown for $100, a Benefactor for $500 and a Political Maven Member for $1,000. HOMETOWN IS A 501(C) (3) CORPORATION AND MEMBERSHIP PAYMENTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
UNABLE TO ATTEND?
For those who can not attend this Q. and A. General Election Forum, FloridaKeys.com will be recoding the event. The event will be streamed live on Hometown’s YouTube channel. You can watch the live event by going to www.hometownkeywest.com (Home page) and clicking on the LIVE ONLINE icon. The recording will remain on the YouTube channel for those who cannot watch live. The YouTube video will remain available on the same YouTube channel throughout the campaign season.
For a full list of all known candidates and their pictures as well as other campaign information regarding registration and videos of prior Hometown events, visit our website www.hometownkeywest.com. You’ll find direct links to YouTube, all of the other items and much more.
There is no charge to attend this forum. We hope, however, that you will join the majority of those interested in good government and our local elections and join Hometown in 2016. Membership in HOMETOWN! is on a calendar year basis.
To join, please visit our www.hometownkeywest.com. Then click on the “JOIN HOMETOWN” Icon at the top of the Homepage. By doing that, you can use your credit card through PayPal.
Hometown’s Second and Final Question and Answer Forum for candidates on the November 8, General Election Ballot is approximately three weeks before the Election. Key West and Monroe County voters will have to make judgments regarding Monroe County State Attorney. State Representative, U.S. Representative, Utility Board, Group 3, Mosquito Control Board, District 3 and the Referendum questions submitted to the voter regarding effectiveness trials of genetically modified mosquitoes in Key Haven/Monroe County.
THIS WILL BE HOMETOWN’S FINAL EVENT OF THE 2016 POLITICAL SEASON AND IT’S A MUST-SEE POLITICAL EVENT!
The panelists for the October 17, Forum will be Larry Kahn, Editor, the Keynoter,; Naja Girard of Key West The Newspaper (The Blue Paper-https://thebluepaper.com/ ; Kay Harris, Editor, Key West Citizen newspaper; and Nancy Klingener, Florida Keys reporter for WLRN–South Florida’s public radio station.
For further and much more complete information on all voting matters, please call the Supervisor of Elections at 305-292-3416 or visit the office at 530 Whitehead, Suite 101, Key West.
Doors open at the TSKW at 5:00 p.m. Voters will have 30 minutes to have some free hors d’oeuvres, frequent the cash bar, and meet and talk to the candidates.
The candidates and races featured at this forum are listed below: Please note that this is not the order in which the candidates will be called to the stage. Hometown will not announce the candidates’ order of being called to the stage until that night–changes in candidates’ schedules, and other matters require that flexibility in scheduling. All candidates should be at TSKW at 5:30 pm, ready to go. Everything begins at 5:30PM as the candidates make a last-ditch effort to enlist the support of voter sin the November 8 General Election–Don’t miss it—and take a friend!
1) State Attorney
Catherine Vogel (Dem.) (Incumbent) vs. Dennis W. Ward (Rep.) and Shad Neiss (Libertarian)
2) State Representative:
Holly Raschein (Rep.) (Incumbent) vs. Dan Horton (Dem.)
3) Mosquito Control Board:
District 3 — Stephen Smith (Dem.) (Incumbent) vs. Brandon Pinder (Rep.)
4) U.S. Representative
Carlos Curbelo (Rep.) (Incumbent) vs. Jose Peixoto (NPA) and Joe Garcia (Dem.)
5) Utility Board-Group 3
Tim Root (Incumbent) vs. Carol Schreck
6) Q. and A. of four speakers with respect to the Mosquito Control Board’s Referendum Questions on the November 8 ballot regarding testing on Key Haven/Monroe County.
Phil Goodman, Member, Mosquito Control Board and
Derric Nimmo of Oxitec
Barry Wray, Executive Director, Florida Keys Environmental Coalition (“FKEC”) and
Ed Russo , President, FKEC
1) Key Haven Version
NON-BINDING POLL: FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT UTILIZING GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES IN KEY HAVEN.
ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF THE FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVENESS TRIAL IN KEY HAVEN USING GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES TO SUPPRESS AN INVASIVE MOSQUITO THAT CARRIES MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES?
2) All Keys Version
NON-BINDING POLL: FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT UTILIZING GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.
ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF THE FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVENESS TRIAL IN THE FLORIDA KEYS USING GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES TO SUPPRESS AN INVASIVE MOSQUITO THAT CARRIES MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES?