Sarasota News Leader

04/12/2013

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CITY ELECTIONS Susan Chapman addresses supporters at the Federal Building on April 10. Photo by Stan Zimmerman CHAPMAN SUPPORTERS DECRY DORFMAN'S REMARKS By Stan Zimmerman City Editor At a press conference held Wednesday, April ified to be on the City Commission and a fu10, nine former Sarasota mayors endorsed Su- ture mayor." san Chapman in the race to fill two at-large He then noted, "The rhetoric is heating up city commission seats. One of them upstaged in terms of sexism dithe rest. rected at Susan ChapDuring the "speechman, in terms of ageShame on all of us as former ism directed at Susan ifying," former Mayor Kelly Kirschner said, elected officials if we aren't here standing Chapman and those "Shame on all of us up for you and speaking out to say you white-haired women as former elected offi- are most qualified to be on the City who support her. It's cials if we aren't here Commission and a future mayor. really abhorrent." He standing up for you was stopped there by Kelly Kirschner Former Mayor and speaking out to cheers and jeers from City of Sarasota say you are most qualChapman supporters.

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