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Candidate meets voters

Staff writer

Attendance Friday at a meet-and-greet for Democratic candidate for District 70 House of Representatives Jo Schwartz was sparse.

At Central Park, where her appearance took place, were campaign manager Ron Sare, Eileen Sieger, chairman of Marion County Democrats, and a handful of other people interested in hearing Schwartz’s stance on issues.

Schwartz had spent the day Thursday going door to door to introduce herself and talk to Marion residents. She was met with politeness from all but three people, she said.

Schwartz said her “big three” issues are education, health care, and the state budget.

“Those are what made me step forward,” she said.

Sieger said county democrats are making plans for how they can support local Democratic candidates, including those running for the state house of representatives.

Schwartz said the people who came to see her in Marion were already familiar with her stances on issues.

She has a meet-and-greet session weekly in a city within the 70th District.

Friday was one of three Marion appearances Schwartz has scheduled. She plans to appear Sept. 21, Sept. 29, and Nov. 2. She’s planning to attend a barbecue at Tampa and a parade at Lincolnville as well.

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