Monday, August 20, 2012

Former Bradenton mayor Bill Evers to endorse Richard O'Brien in 2012 race

Former Bradenton mayor Bill Evers on Friday will publicly endorse mayoral candidate Richard O'Brien in the Nov. 6 election.

In the two prior mayor elections, Evers lost bids to unseat Wayne Poston, the man who ousted him in 1999. This year, Poston is again running for re-election, against city council member Marianne Barnebey and O'Brien, chairman of the Manatee County Democratic Party.

"With a proud history of strong leadership and fiscal prudence as Bradenton’s mayor for 20 years, Mayor Evers strongly believes in Richard O’Brien’s ability to overcome the current challenges facing Bradenton and its residents," O'Brien's campaign said in a news release.

Evers will make the endorsement during the grand opening of O'Brien's campaign headquarters in downtown Bradenton., 1310 Third Ave. W., Suite 7. The event is set for 5:30 p.m.


  1. Of course he is and he is also supporting his relative Gene Brown for Ward 2. He can't win so he wants to extend his influence as much as possible into the workings of the City.

  2. Who cares what Evers says or does. He is a has been. Boss Hog needs to stay under the rock he crawls out from under every 4 years!

  3. Anyone but Poston!

  4. No Poston,No Barneby...the choice has to be

  5. Remember folks: Never Evers Again !!!!!!

  6. There is a good Evers response. Just say, sit down and shut up when voters want to talk, just run the city into the ground and say if you want to do something fun go to Sarasota. That was the Evers vision. The O'Brien vision is "give me a government job". He is a good Obama supporting Democrat who can't raise a family on a professor's salary so he wants to add another $50k to that and eat at the government trough. That is what we need here.