Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Manatee Dems, GOP Re-Elect Chairpersons

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Manatee Dems, GOP Re-Elect Chairpersons

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POLITICS

A couple of familiar faces will continue to direct party politics in Manatee County.

Republican Party of Manatee County chairwoman Kathleen King was reelected unanimously Monday for her seventh term, and Manatee County Democratic Party chair Sheryl Wilson recently won a second term.

King, 54, has been the Manatee GOP chair since early 2006. Republicans dominated up and down the ballot in Manatee this year, led by Donald Trump's 17-percent margin of victory in the presidential race, and King was unchallenged.

Trump's big improvement over GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's margin of victory in Manatee in 2012 is a particular point of pride for King, a registered nurse who works in the medical consulting field and also does some political consulting. …

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