Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Local real estate broker starts bid for Manatee County Commission

Robin DiSabatino

Local real estate broker Robin DiSabatino on Tuesday announced her bid for the District 4 seat on the Manatee County Commission. Incumbent Commissioner Ron Getman has not announced whether he would seek a third, 4-year term on the commission in next year's election.

DiSabatino, a Republican who lives in the Cascades subdivision off Lockwood Ridge Road, said she would use a seat on the commission to address economic, criminal justice and other challenges facing Manatee County.

"I'm very involved, I love this community,"DiSabatino, a broker with Michael Saunders & Co., said in a telephone interview. "I'm passionate about the issues, and I want to make a difference."

Getman, also a Republican, said he would announce in "the next couple of weeks," whether he will seek re-election next year.

DiSabatino, a former banker, is the second candidate to launch a bid for the District 4 seat, which represents southern portions of Manatee County. Roger C. Galle previously announced he was running as a Democrat.

Other commission seats up in next year's election represent District 2, currently represented by Democrat Gwen Brown; and the at-large District 6 seat, represented by Republican Carol Whitmore.

The only candidate to announce in District 2 is Democrat Michael Patrick Gallen; and in District 6, the only announced candidate is Democrat Sundae Lynn Knight.

1 comment:

  1. It was left out that she is a friend of Donna Hayes.