Public invited to judicial candidates luncheon, forum
Pinellas and Pasco voters finding it difficult to determine who to vote for in two Sixth Circuit judicial races can attend a candidate luncheon and forum on Aug. 14. The public is invited to the forum at the Harborview Center in Clearwater at noon Aug. 14. The event is sponsored by the Clearwater Bar Association and the Pinellas League of Women Voters. Advance reservations for the forum and luncheon, which costs $22, are required. Call 727-461-4869. The candidates for the Group 6 seat are assistant state attorney Mary Handsel, assistant public defender Violet Assaid and private lawyer Bruce Howie. The candidates for the Group 8 seat are private lawyer Kenneth Foote, assistant public defender Susan Gardner and private lawyer Robert Williams. The Sixth Judicial Circuit comprises Pinellas and Pasco counties.