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Forums and fundraisers for candidates

• A dinner-dance fundraiser for Hernando County Commissioner Christopher Kingsley will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hatillo Social Club, 13185 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. There will be food and a DJ. The cost is $10. Kingsley, a Democrat, is running for re-election for the Hernando County Commission, District 5 seat. For information, call Millie Colon at (352) 596-7361 or Jenny Mojica at (352) 688-1022.

• The Ridge Manor Property Owners' Association will host a Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. A confirmed 27 candidates running for state and county seats will participate. Each candidate will have five minutes to speak. Once all have finished, there will be an informal question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Carol Defilippo at (352) 583-2556.

• The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee will host a Candidates Primary Forum at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. A "meet and greet" with the candidates will precede the forum at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

• The Wellington Democratic Club will host a Candidate Forum at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Participants include Congressional District 5 candidates John Russell, Carol Castagnero and David H. Werder; State House District 44 candidate Joseph Puglia; Hernando County Commission candidate Ramon Gutierrez and Hernando County Commissioners Diane Rowden and Christopher Kingsley; Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams; School Board District 4 candidate James Yant and Hernando County sheriff candidate Luke Frazier. Area residents can have their questions on issues answered. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Gene Ehrich, president of the Wellington Democrats, at (352) 688-3130, or P.O. Box 11187, Spring Hill, FL 34610.

Candidates are welcome to submit information on fundraisers, meet-and-greets and other campaign events to Phyllis Day by e-mail at, by fax to (352) 754-6133 or by mail to the Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Notices must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event or ticket deadline. For information, call (352) 754-6101.

Forums and fundraisers for candidates 08/05/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 12:22pm]
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