The Nov. 3 local elections came and went without a hitch, with incumbents winning easily in Bradenton. And with less than 15 percent of voters turning out at the polls, they certainly must be complacent -- or disconnected.
Not so on Anna Maria Island, where two incumbents were ousted, as Carl Nudi reported in his companion election story. And the turnout was impressive: 60 percent of the registered voters turned out in the city of Anna Maria.
In all the races, candidates took the high road and campaigned on the issues, rather than slinging the proverbial mud. That was a welcome change.
For results around the nation, we've provided linked coverage out of our local election stories. One-stop shopping!