Sun to host Anna Maria candidates forum

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ANNA MARIA – The Sun will host a candidates forum featuring the four Anna Maria City Commission candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The forum will begin at 6 p.m., preceded by an informal opportunity to meet the candidates before the forum starts. Open to the public, the forum will take place at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.

Commission candidates Carol Carter, Doug Copeland, Laurie Jo Higgins and Dale Woodland will spend approximately 90 minutes discussing their positions on various city issues – including the Anna Maria City Pier, City Pier Park, vacation rentals, parking, The Center, the city budget, drainage and more.

The candidates will also give opening and closing statements that summarize their campaign priorities.

Sun readers can submit questions in advance by e-mailing [email protected] Forum attendees can submit their questions in writing before the moderated forum begins.

For those who can’t attend, The Sun will live stream the forum on Facebook Live at and a recording will be posted on Facebook and at