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Sarasota News Leader May 17, 2013 counties all have nonpartisan elections. The group modeled its proposal on the systems in those areas. Sarasota attorney Dan Lobeck, a supporter of the movement, says state statutes dictate how nonpartisan elections are carried out. Page 23 the new process in place for the 2014 election cycle. Who is opposed to this? Since the campaign is fairly young, it's tough to say. But certainly Gruters is a foe. He argued that, if approved, the measure would just Would this actually improve local govern- lead to parties making decisions "in secret and ment? behind closed doors. … Anybody that votes Maybe. Maybe not. Just because more people for nonpartisan races is a fool," he said. could vote, that doesn't mean the candidates Zoller presented the campaign to the Sarasota will automatically get better. County Council of Neighborhood Associations at its Monday meeting, and he mentioned that quote. "We're going to count up how many Open Our Elections has started collecting pe- fools there are," he said. titions (click here to read or download one). It You rock! What a great reporter! You deneeds to sign up almost 14,000 folks. Assumserve a raise! ing that happens, a special election will then be held. Open Our Elections is hoping to have That's not a question. % When will I get to vote on this? Someone you know needs Planned Parenthood • Lifesaving cancer screenings • Parent & teen education • Annual GYN exams • Birth control Planned Parenthood Of Southwest And Central Florida • Sarasota 941-953-4060 • I am so incredibly pleased, with my beautiful smile and my comfortable and natural bite. - Barbara Lee For a complimentary consultation call 941.923.5406 | Christine Koval, D.M.D. |

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