The forum, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 6 p.m., will take place at USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
The Institute for Public Policy and Leadership at USF Sarasota-Manatee is partnering with the Observer Media Group to present the forum.
The event is free and open to the public.
School board candidates for Manatee County include:
- District 2: Alice S. Kaddatz and Charles Kennedy
- District 4: James F. Daniel, Jr.; Scott L. Hopes; Richard M. Murphy and Joseph L. Stokes
- District 5: John A. Colon and James T. Golden
School board candidates for Sarasota County include:
- District 1: Nick Guy and Bridget Ziegler
- District 4: Shirley Brown and Karen Rose
- District 5: Pamela Ann Gavette, Jane Goodwin, Richard Paul Linden and Justin Cody Willis
For more information, visit sar.usfsm.edu/event/primer-for-the-primary-2018-candidate-forum/ or contact the Observer at firstname.lastname@example.org.