Youth or experience? Sarasota Democrats have their pick in County Commission primary

Reposted on Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Paula Melo

Herald, August 1, 2018

Lyndon B. Johnson was president when Sarasota County Commission hopeful Mike Cosentino, 54, was born. A ticket to the movie theater in 1964 — his birth year — was $1.25. The Beatles took the world by storm and the Vietnam War would rage on for another 11 years.

Cosentino’s District 4 challenger, Wesley Beggs (NCF Alum) was born the same year Bill Clinton was elected president and pop star Michael Jackson topped the music charts. Hurricane Andrew would ravage Miami-Dade County in 1992 — her birth year — killing 15 in the county and leaving up to 250,000 homeless in its destructive path.