My name is Mark Pienkos. I have submitted my Declaration of Candidacy for the Sarasota County Board of Commissioners in District 1. We all know that there is a federal lawsuit that will be decided upon, hopefully, next month. My decision to run is to assure that there will be a Democratic challenger for the District 1 seat in the event the lawsuit to restore the “old map” is unsuccessful. It is imperative that single member districts have competitive races for voters to choose who they want to represent them.
The task at hand is to gather 637 valid petitions by the May 11 filing deadline. With your help, we can achieve this goal. Until we meet on the campaign trail . . . THANK YOU!
“Working together, we can – and will – do great things!”