Siesta County Commission election results

August 24 —

For Sarasota County District 2 (north of Stickney Point Rd), Mark Smith won the Republican primary and Fred Atkins won the Democratic primary. For Sarasota County district 4 (south of Stickney Point Road), Joe Neunder won the Republican primary. Daniel Keuther ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

August 4, 2022 —

Following are recent articles providing positions expressed by Sarasota County Commission candidates to represent Siesta Key in Districts 2 and 4:

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 4, 2022, Anne Snabe:Commission GOP Candidates share views”

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 3, 2022, Anne Snabe: “What Sarasota County District 2 candidates say”

July 22, 2022 —

Here is the link to view July 19 Siesta Key Candidate Forum . Candidates from left to right at the table are: Mark Hawkins, Mike Cosentino, Hagen Brody, Fred Atkins, Lourdes Ramirez, Daniel Keuther, Mark Smith. (Joe Neunder did not attend.)

Read coverage of the forum:

Sarasota News Leader, July 21, 2022, Rachel Brown Hackney: Candidates for County Commission tackle array of issues of import to Siesta Key residents

July 15, 2022 —

On July 19th from 5:30 to 7pm, plan to attend a Candidate Forum with Sarasora County Commission candidates from Siesta Key Districts 2 and 4. The forum will be held in the Siesta Key Chapel at 4615 Gleason Avenue, Siesta Key.

The goal is to help educate and inform residents of Siesta Key before the upcoming primary elections. You will have the opportunity to hear positions on issues which impact Siesta Key from all District 2 and 4 candidates, except Joe Neunder, who has a family obligation.

District 2 (North of Stickney Point on Siesta)               
Fred Atkins       
Hagen Brody     
Mike Cosentino
Lourdes Ramirez
Mark Smith

District 4 (South of Stickney Point on Siesta)
Mark Hawkins
Daniel Kuether

Use this link to watch the session live stream on YouTube:

Check back for more detailed information as available.

The forum is free to all and non-partisan. It is sponsored as a service to Siesta Key voters by Save Siesta Key, Siesta Key Association, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Siesta Key Coalition, and Siesta Key Condominium Council. The forum is not affiliated with any political party and does not recommend any specific candidates.

Sarasota News Leader, July 14, 2002, Rachel Brown Hackney: July 19 forum on Siesta Key to feature candidates for County Commission seats in Districts 2 and 4