Progressive Club to Feature Endorsed Candidates

provided to Santiva Chronicle

Dr. Cindy Banyai, Todd Truax, and Maureen Porras will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at the virtual monthly meeting of the Progressive Club of the Islands. This is a chance for interested voters to meet and question these candidates vetted and endorsed by the Progressive Club. Given the restrictions of COVID-19, many people have not had the opportunity to personally interact and question candidates seeking their support.

Dr. Cindy Banyai, a small business owner in Fort Myers and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at FGCU, is a candidate for Congress, District 19, the seat being vacated by Francis Rooney.

Todd Truax , has experience as a healthcare administrator, college instructor, social worker, salesman, and volunteer in community agencies. He is a candidate for the Lee County Board of Commissioners, District 3.

Maueen Porras, a prominent immigration lawyer, is running for the Florida House District 105 seat. Although this district covers part of Collier County, she will not be on our ballot. However, given the importance of the Florida House in redistricting following the census, this seat will affect all Florida voters.

Everyone concerned about the 2020 election is invited to attend. To join the Progressive Club of the Islands, mail your check payable to PCI for $3o per individual to: PCI, P.O. Box 898, Sanibel, FL 33957 or join on our website: The membership year runs from October 2020 through September 2021. To receive the Zoom link for this meeting, please email

All are welcome to take part in the Oct. 15 PCI Membership Meeting. Maureen Porras, candidate for FL House 105 seat which covers part of Collier County, Todd Truax, candidate for the District 3 Lee County Commission seat, and Dr. Cindy Banyai, candidate for the Congressional District 19 seat which includes Lee and Collier County.

The elections are now upon us.

President and Vice President – Joseph R. Biden/Kamala D. Harris
Representative in Congress District 19 – Cindy Lyn Banyai
State Senator District 27 – Rachel Brown
State Representative District 76 – Anselm Weber
Sheriff – Robert M. Neeld
Board of County Commissioners District 3 – Todd James Truax
Lee Memorial Health System District 1  – Steve Brown
Lee County Mosquito Control District Area 1 – Taruas Anthony Pugh
Lee County Mosquito Control District Area 5 – William Patrick Burke
No. 1 Constitutional Amendment, Article VI, Section 2 – No
No. 2 Constitutional Amendment, Article X, Section 24 – Yes
No. 3 Constitutional Amendment, Article VI, Section 5 – No
No. 4 Constitutional Amendment, Article XI, Sections 5 and 7 – No
For all other ballot items – we do not have a recommendation.

Comments (1)

  1. I’m a a mom from Lehigh Acres I consider myself a progressive. I was happy to see a progressive candidates on the ballots I mean I was super excited!!! This is what we need people that speak our language, not people that say what they think we want to hear so they can put their own agenda to work we need people that feel us!!!!

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