A Message from the President – Murray Blueglass
The Longboat Key Democratic Club is proud to share information about the Club, with you. We hope it will encourage you to join us in our quest to support "Good" Democratic Nominees at the local, state and national levels of elected office. Together, through excellent voter turnout, and our support of Democratic candidates, we can make a positive and significant difference in the future of our country.
The Longboat Key Democratic Club is located on a barrier island whose voters are registered to vote in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Our island is 12 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The island is bordered by Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. We have 3000 registered Democratic voters. Most of these voters are seasonal (November - April) but still very involved in the election process. We usually have 92% of these Democrats, voting in most elections. In Sarasota County, District 201 (LBK) has the highest percentage of voter turnout in the County.
Our Democratic Club meets for lunch and discussion on the second Tuesday of the month, from November - April. Our luncheons are held in the Portofino Restaurant of the Longboat Key Club and Resort, from noon to 1:30 PM. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. Our guest speakers give presentations that are stimulating, relevant, and humorous. The presenters include members of congress, local and state officials, political pundits, journalists, newscasters and entertainers. We invite you to join us as a guest, if you are in the area.
Our members work hard during election cycles to keep voters informed, educated and involved. During presidential elections, our Club provides charter bus transportation, to and from the polls, for voters who live in the city of Sarasota and Bradenton and cannot get to the polls on their own. These busses also transport college students attending the four colleges in our area. The routes and bus stops are selected and advertised so that most voters will have to only walk a short distance to ride a bus to the polls. This outreach program has been very well received by members of the community.
Contact us, you will enjoy your participation and the camaraderie of the members of the Longboat Key Democratic Club.