By Nick Williams
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance's Government Affairs Committee will host a meet and greet campaign fundraiser for its endorsed Manatee County candidates
5-7 p.m. July 24 at the Gold Coast Eagle Distributing building, 7051 Wireless Court, Lakewood Ranch.
The candidates endorsed by the committee are Larry Bustle, county commission incumbent district 1, John Chappie, county commission district 3, Betsy Benac, county commission district 7, Robert Moates, county school board district 2 candidate and Linda Schaich, county school board district 4.
Campaign contributions will be accepted at the door. All contributions must be written to the candidates directly.