State, local candidates to participate in Manatee County forums

July 27, 2016
Candidates for local and state political offices have just about a month before voters cast their ballots.

The Bradenton Herald, in partnership with METV and University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, will host forums for individual races during the first week in August to help educate voters on the races. READ MORE

Debate offers first look at Democratic congressional candidates

Policy contrasts and Buchanan bashing highlight event focused on U.S. House seat

Published: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6:29 p.m.
By Zac Anderson

The two Democrats vying to take on U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan say they are committed to giving the GOP congressman a strong challenge this year, but neither has built much of a campaign so far and the question of their viability was front and center at a debate Monday hosted by a local Democratic group. READ MORE

Sarasota congressional candidate Jan Schneider challenges Rep. Vern Buchanan to focus on policy issues


MANATEE — Perennial candidate Jan Schneider knows beating Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, in an election for his congressional seat will be a challenge.

Regardless, she said she sees the campaign as a way to focus on issues in an election season increasingly not focused on policy.

“He’s gotten away with not commenting on a lot of things, and I’d like to force him to comment,” said Schneider, running as a Democrat. READ MORE

Sarasota Democrat Jan Schneider again weighing congressional bid

By Zac Anderson , Herald-Tribune / Thursday, March 31, 2016

A familiar name in Southwest Florida politics again is exploring a run for Congress.

Sarasota Democrat Jan Schneider, 68, has filed paperwork with the state to run against U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.

But Schneider said last week she’s only “laying the groundwork” for a potential run and hasn’t fully committed to the race yet. She has not filed with the Federal Elections Commission. READ MORE

Jan Schneider Files to Run for Vern Buchanan’s U.S. House Seat

Staff Report
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016

Sarasota attorney Jan Schneider has filed to run for the District 13 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate for local offices in the past, Schneider’s opponent in November is Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan. READ MORE

Perennial Sarasota candidate Jan Schneider files to run for Rep. Vern Buchanan’s Congressional seat


Perennial Sarasota candidate Jan Schneider files to run for Rep. Vern Buchanan’s seat

Jan Schneider, a perennial candidate for Congress, has filed to run for the Congressional seat held by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, a sixth time.Schneider, a Sarasota attorney, has run for the District 13 seat covering Manatee and Sarasota counties four times — in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 — and then a fifth time in 2010 before she withdrew. She lost each time, sometimes in the primary and sometimes in the general election. She has run as both a Democrat and as an independent. READ MORE