Candidates introduce themselves to Charlotte Co. Democratic Club

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Two Democratic candidates for State Senate and a candidate for Charlotte County Commissioner explained their positions on a wide variety of issues during a forum at the Charlotte County Democratic Headquarters Thursday.

Catherine Price (D) Candidate for FL Sen. Dist. 26 addresses Charlotte County Democrats at a forum.

Catherine Price of Lake Wales, FL, is running for Florida State Senate District 26. She told the audience, “We need good jobs, safe schools and a healthcare system that provides for the needs of all Floridians.” Price hopes to replace incumbent Republican Denise Grimsley, who is running for Florida Agriculture Commissioner.

Olivia Babis (D) Candidate for FL State Sen. Dist. 23 addresses the crowd at the Charlotte Co. Democratic Club.

Olivia Babis is a third generation Floridian. She is running in Florida State Senate District 23, the post currently held by Republican Greg Steube. Babis says she, “understands the struggles people endure accessing healthcare, employment, and affordable housing because she has experienced those same struggles herself.”

Joan Fischer, candidate for Charlotte Co. Commissioner, Dist. 4 speaks to Charlotte Co. Democrats

Joan Fischer is running for Charlotte County Commissioner District 4, the position now held by Republican Stephen Deutsch. Fischer is a 22 year resident of Charlotte County. She says, “I have the experience to serve as your Charlotte County Commissioner and to represent the residents of our County. As your Commissioner, I will listen to you and make decisions that protect your investment of your home, our schools and businesses in our community.”

Charlotte County DEC Chairman Patrick Hurley introduces Commission candidate Joan Fischer at the Democratic Club Candidate Forum

Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Patrick Hurley praised all three candidates for tackling the tough challenge of running for public office. He encouraged other Democrats to file in races in 2018 and 2020. Hurley also encouraged local Democrats to attend “Politics in the Park,” a special event July 21st, at Harbor Heights Park. Democratic candidates for Governor and other statewide offices are expected to attend.

Charlotte County Democratic Club members listen as candidates for state and local office answer questions about the upcoming election