RASM Commended Candidates

The RASM Political Action Advisory Committee (PAAC) works to ensure that the Voice for Real Estate® is represented among our politicians. After an intensive review process and final approval by the RASM Board of Directors, these candidates are recommended by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. Hover over each picture to learn more about their campaign.

The General Election is Tuesday, November 6. Be sure to check your voter registration information is up-to-date and check your precinct.

MANATEE COUNTY

Manatee County

Charles Kennedy
Manatee County School Board (District 2)
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Charles Kennedy

Manatee County

Misty Servia
Manatee County Commission (District 4)
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Misty Servia

Manatee County

Commissioner Carol Whitmore
Manatee County Commissioner (District 6)
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Commissioner Carol Whitmore

Holmes Beach

Judy Titsworth
Holmes Beach Mayor

Judy Titsworth (Holmes Beach)

Manatee County

Reggie Bellamy
Manatee County Commissioner (District 2)
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Reggie Bellamy

Manatee County

Joe Stokes
Manatee County School Board (District 4)
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Joe Stokes

SARASOTA COUNTY

Sarasota County

Christian Ziegler
Sarasota County Commissioner (District 2)
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Christian Ziegler

Sarasota County

Alan Maio
Sarasota County Commissioner (District 4)
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Alan Maio

Sarasota County

Bridget Ziegler
Sarasota County School Board (District 1)
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Bridget Ziegler

RECOMMENDED BY FLORIDA REALTORS®

Florida

Ashley Moody
Attorney General
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Ashley Moody

Florida House

Wengay Newton
Florida House District 70
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Rep. Wengay Newton

Florida House

James Buchanan
Florida House (District 74)
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James Buchanan

Florida

Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
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Jimmy Patronis

Florida House

Tommy Gregory
Florida House District 73
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Tommy Gregory

Florida House

Ray Pilon
Florida House District 72
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Ray Pilon

Florida Senate

Representative Joe Gruters
Florida Senate District 23
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Rep. Joe Gruters

Florida House

Will Robinson
Florida House District 71
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Will Robinson

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Florida Senate

Representative Vern Buchanan
16th Congressional District
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Representative Vern Buchanan

17th Congressional District

Greg Steube
17th Congressional District
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Greg Steube

2018 Political Action Advisory Committee:
Roger Piro – Chair
Bill Furst – Vice Chair
Barbara Anson
Ben Bakker
Laura Benson
Lynn Callahan
Jaymie Carter
Erick Shumway
Cori Fournier
Sherry Grooms
Geri Kenyon
Alex Krumm
Dan McLeroy
Christina Pitchford
Glo Reber
Stafford Starcher

About the Selection Process

Each election cycle, the RASM Political Action Advisory Committee (a committee comprised of RASM members) identifies which local and/or state races the organization has an interest in. After much discussion and deliberation, candidates are chosen for endorsement by the committee. The RASM Board of Directors will then review all pertinent information provided by the PAAC prior to any formal recommendation by quorum vote.

The candidate selection process involves 33 RASM members in conjunction with the RASM Governmental Affairs Department. All involved during this process understand the importance of each decision and that integrity must remain the top priority. All members are required to sign a conflict of interest agreement and further required to announce anytime one should present itself. Any conflict may exclude this member from participating in the process where the conflict exists. Questions? Contact Government Affairs Director Max Brandow at (941) 952-3410.