The first openly gay candidate to seek a county-wide office in Sarasota County, Florida has jumped into the race for the Sarasota County Charter Review Board. Bryan Worthington, a Democrat and longtime Sarasota resident, hopes to win the District 3 seat in this year's Nov. 4 election.
My biggest aspiration in running for the Charter Review Board is to see a non-discrimination clause added to our Sarasota County Charter. The City of Sarasota passed a similar measure in 2002 by a 75% majority. It is long overdue for the County Charter to catch up to the City Charter. The rights of all citizens must be protected.