- Mike Burton, a natural resource regulatory policy and wildlife habitat restoration consultant. He also is chairman of the Palmetto Planning and Zoning Board.
- Rev. Don Roberts, president of Goodwill Manasota and a Methodist minister.
- Jon Thaxton, an environmentalist and a member of the Sarasota County Commission.
Amendment 4, speared by the Florida Hometown Democracy organization, would require local governments to win voter approval before they can change their jurisdiction's comprehensive plans, which guide all growth and development related decisions.
In a related development, the Federation of Manatee County Community Associations on June 9 will host a debate on Amendment 4. It will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
For more information, call (941) 746-2151.