SARASOTA, FL – The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $10,000 contribution to Forward Manatee. This contribution to Forward Manatee will assist in the passage of Manatee County ballot items to improve local schools and capital projects for Manatee County. In addition to RASM’s contribution, members of the Association will champion for the passage of both ballot items.

“Forward Manatee is deeply appreciative of the contribution from RASM. This generous action is a reflection of their strong belief in the need to support the quality of life in Manatee County,” says Mac Carraway, spokesman for Forward Manatee. “RASM members have the opportunity to work with the people in Manatee County every day and have a special insight into what makes Manatee County great. This support for sales tax initiatives #6 and #7 on the ballot will help ensure that Manatee County will continue to be the community we all want it to be.”

Forward Manatee is a Political Action Committee formed to promote two half-cent sales taxes in Manatee County. The group is asking citizens to support the renewal of an existing sales tax for the Manatee County School District and a new infrastructure sales tax for Manatee County Government.

RASM members are proud ambassadors for the communities they serve and will advocate when possible to make them better. Manatee County has an opportunity for better schools, improved roads, and safer communities and that is why the Realtor® Association is supporting the passage of both ballot initiatives.

For more information about RASM’s support to Forward Manatee, contact Adam R. Davis, (941) 952-3410.