In the lead-up to a post-storm election, three of the four Sanibel City Council candidates took the stage Thursday at BIG ARTS for a public forum hosted by the non-partisan organization League of Women Voters-Sanibel.
The fourth candidate, Jude Sincoske, was absent from the stage due to an “unforeseen scheduling conflict,” she said in an email to the League’s President Robin Cook. Incumbents Richard Johnson and Holly Smith and candidate Troy Cobb Thompson shared their position on the issues facing a community in a long recovery just five months after Hurricane Ian.
And city leaders are making important legislative decisions as residents and businesses begin to rebuild, making this an important municipal election. Achieving resiliency, proven leadership and better customer service were key messages to voters Thursday.
Watch the LWV-Sanibel video of the forum to hear the three candidates’ answers to questions asked by the moderator, Florida Gulf Coast University Political Science Professor Roger Green.
The vote-by-mail request deadline was Feb. 25. The temporary voting/polling location is the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel Captiva Rd. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. For more information, visit the Lee County Elections site.