Alice White has filed to run for Sarasota County Commission in District 5 and David Jones has filed to run for Florida State House District 75. That House district is entirely within Charlotte County. Both White and Jones are Democrats.
Jones' and White's early declarations give Englewood Indivisible members in both counties candidates to promote as they knock on voters' doors. Additionally, Jones and White need our help to get their nominating petitions signed so they do not have to pay hefty filing fees.
Jones, who is running for the seat currently occupied by Mike Grant, is a retired Teamster, chair of the Englewood Democratic Club and active with the Charlotte Democrats Environmental Caucus. He needs to get 1,500 petitions signed by Charlotte County registered voters. You can download his petition below and volunteer to help on his campaign here. And you can make a donation here.
White, a retired teacher and founder and chair of People for Trees, has a long history of volunteering in North Port. She needs 800 nominating petitions signed by Sarasota County voters. You can download and print her petition at the bottom of this post. To volunteer for her campaign, email her at email@example.com.
White will be running in Sarasota County's first single-member-district election. The shift from county-wide elections was won by a ballot measure that many of us worked on. It gives Democrats a chance to win a seat on the Commission -- which they have not had for many years.
Dave Jones spoke at our February 22nd meeting and Alice White will speak at our March 28th meeting.