Government

Amy Tardif

There are four contested circuit judge seats on the ballot on August 14.  All voters in the five-county judicial circuit can vote for each race, no matter where the judge is located. The races are non-partisan.  The Naples Daily News explains:

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/aug/08/four-circuit-judge-seats-collier-lee-county-elect/

Listen to the candidates from a recent Florida Bar forum held in Fort Myers moderated by former Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp:

As the presidential election nears, Morning Edition has begun a series of reports from an iconic American corner: First and Main. Several times in the next few months, we'll travel to a battleground state, then to a vital county in each state. In that county, we find a starting point for our visit: First and Main streets, the intersection of politics and real life.

As the presidential election nears, Morning Edition has begun a series of reports from First and Main. Several times in the next few months, we'll travel to a battleground state, then to a vital county in each state. In that county, we find a starting point for our visit — an iconic American corner — First and Main streets.

Near the corner of First and Main, in a trailer park in Hillsborough County, Fla., Gregory Brown sticks the key into the motorcycle he has for sale.

Our primary election coverage continues with a look at the candidates vying to represent Southwest Florida in Tallahassee.  We’ll hear an excerpt from the Florida Bar Association’s recent candidate forum in Fort Myers moderated by former Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp. 

As the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the federal healthcare overhaul, we’ll sit down with the presidents of Lee Memorial Health System and Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System for a look at what the landmark law will mean for patients and local providers.

We’ll also explore why a growing number of art galleries in downtown Fort Myers are closing their doors despite the seeming success of initiatives like Art Walk.

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