Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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CAMPAIGN CORNER

CAMPAIGN CORNER

•State attorney

Catherine Vogel will hold two upcoming campaign parties:

Today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at New York Pasta Garden, 1075 Duval St., Duval Square, Key West. Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar.

Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pink Plaza, 103400 Overseas Highway, Suite 237, Key Largo.

Call 305-849-8663 for more information on any of the events.

•School Board District 2

Yvette Mira-Talbott will host a Fury sunset sail from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, boarding from the Conch Republic Seafood Company, 631 Greene St., Key West. Free beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres offered. Tickets for the sail are $30 per person; call 305-304-7650 or visit www.yvetteforschoolboard.com.

•Mosquito Control District 3

Steve K. Smith will hold a meet-and-greet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Square One Restaurant, 1075 Duval St., in Duval Square, Key West. Free hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, and cash bar offered. For more information, call 305-296-9799 or email votestevesmith2012@gmail.com.

•Supervisor of elections

Barry Gibson will hold a campaign party from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at the world famous Hemingway House, 907 Whitehead St., Key West. Food, open bar offered. All are welcome. For more information, call 305-304-6439.

•Sheriff

Rick Ramsay will hold two upcoming meet-and-greets:

Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Willie Ward Park, Bahama Village, Key West. Free refreshments, live entertainment.

Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Kev's Café, at Bud N' Mary's Marina, Mile Marker 79, Islamorada. Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar.

CANDIDATE FORUMS

• Finnegan's Wake

A political forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday -- with candidate Q&A at 6 p.m. -- at Finnegan's Wake bar and restaurant, 320 Grinnell St., Key West. Candidates running for state attorney and county sheriff will participate. Free appetizers. Call 305-747-0257 for details.

• Homeowner associations

The Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowner Associations' general-election candidates forum will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Nelson Government and Cultural Center, Mile Marker 102, and be broadcast on Comcast Channel 76 and the county website.

Snacks and refreshments offered. Call 305-451-1906 for details.

• Hometown PAC

Hometown PAC will hold a forum for the general election candidates (including write-ins) from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Conch Flyer Restaurant, on the second floor of the Key West International Airport. It will feature candidates for U.S. representative-District 26, Monroe County state attorney, clerk of court, Mosquito Control-District 3, School Board-District 3, and sheriff will participate.

Free food, cash bar offered. Go to www.hometownkeywest.com for details.

• Lower Keys Chamber

The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Boondocks Grille & Draft House, Mile Marker 27.5, Ramrod Key. Candidates for Mosquito Control, School Board, supervisor of elections, clerk of court, state attorney, state representative (District 120) and state senator (District 39) will participate. For more information, call 305-872-2411 or email info@lowerkeyschamber.com.

• Business and Professional Women

The Upper Keys Business and Professional Women will host a political forum for all candidates running for office in Monroe County at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Hilton Key Largo, Mile Marker 97. Cash bar offered. Tickets bought ahead of time are $40, $45 at the door. Call 305-522-1697 for details.

• GOP features GOPs

The Southernmost Republican Club's monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Key West Yacht Club, 2315 N. Roosevelt Blvd., will feature Republican candidates in the Nov. 6 general election. Questions welcome. The event is open to Republicans. Dinner offered for $17. RSVP at 305-766-9919.

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