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October 23rd Meeting – Featuring Keith Fitzgerald and Florida House of Representatives District 72 Candidates

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Bayfront Community Center on Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m. as we welcome Sarasota County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kevin Griffith, Former Florida House Rep Keith Fitzgerald and the District 72 candidates, Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari.

District 72 candidates Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari

District 72 candidates Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari

Sarasota County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kevin Griffith

Sarasota County Democratic Party Vice Chair Kevin Griffith

Kevin will provide an update on how the numbers look in this winnable special election, followed by Keith moderating the candidate portion of the event.  Having served in the Florida House, Keith brings great insight into what lies ahead for Ruta and Margaret. He will help us explore why they’ve gotten into this race and what impact they hope to make in the Florida House of Representatives. If you live in District 72, this is an opportunity for you to make an informed decision about which candidate to support in the December 5th primary.

If you don’t live in District 72, your support is still crucial. It will take efforts from all engaged Sarasota Democrats to bring us a win on election day, February 13th. Volunteers and donations are needed as one of these candidates will be running against Vern Buchanan’s son.

The event is free but we hope to cover the cost of renting the venue by asking for an optional donation of $10 per person.


Check-in opens at 6:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Please do not arrive before 6:00 p.m.


Bayfront Community Center at 803 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Located behind the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Free parking. From North Tamiami Trail, turn onto 10th Street toward the Van Wezel and then left onto Van Wezel Way. The Community Center is on the left.

Cost / Payment


A $10 donation per person will be appreciated to cover the cost of the venue. Can be paid at the door by cash or check.


Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to reserve@sarasotadems.com. List your name and the names of all guests. Or leave a voice message at 941-379-9233.

Coming up

On Sunday, December 3 at 6 p.m., the Democratic Club of Sarasota and the Longboat Key Democratic Club will co-host our annual fundraising dinner at the Hyatt. We will present the Carroll Buchanan Award and hear from a nationally known speaker TBA. Details to follow. SAVE THE DATE!.


October 23, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bayfront Community Center
803 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL United States
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