Progressive Club Sponsoring Congressional Candidate Forum

provided to Santiva Chronicle

The Progressive Club of the Islands will sponsor a candidate forum for Florida Congressional District Seat l9 featuring Democrats David Holden and Cindy Banyai at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Founders Room at Sanibel Community House, 2l73 Periwinkle Way. The meeting is free and open to the public.

David Holden

David Holden earned a degree in political science from Temple University, and his Master’s in public administration from the John. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2009. This unparalleled training in leadership and organizational development led him to California, where he served as Deputy Director of the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies. CASRA is a pioneering nonprofit in the field of mental health. Holden’s educational experiences have formed his deep commitment to quality public education and affordable access to higher education for all Americans.

Dr. Cindy Banyai

Dr. Cindy Banyai is a member of the faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University. A decorated professional in the field of community development for almost 20 years, she has collaborated with nonprofits around the world on issues such as homelessness, children’s services, education, and sustainable development. Banyai is a mother and small business owner and is running to help preserve Southwest Florida for our kids.

Attendees are invited to bring their questions to the Feb. 20 meeting. To join the Progressive Club of the Islands, mail your check payable to PCI for $30 per individual or $60 per couple to PCI, P.O. BOX 898, Sanibel. FL 33957. For more information call 239-994-3175 or email

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