During election years, she is ubiquitous – from the Herald-Tribune to CNN, Dr. Susan MacManus weighs in on politics from her unique perspective as author and Distinguished Professor at USF’s Department of Government and International Affairs. She will be the guest speaker for the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County’s annual meeting and luncheon, April 4th at Laurel Oaks Country Club. Join us to hear her analysis of the governor’s race in November, the medical marijuana amendment and other issues. The public is invited.

She is called upon nationally for her vast knowledge of Florida’s peculiar political landscape, and serves as political analyst for WFLA-TV (Tampa NBC affiliate). She served as Chair of the Florida Elections Commission from 1999 to 2003 and helped the Collins Center For Public Policy, Inc. draft Florida’s Help America Vote Act state plan (voter, election official, and poll worker education section) required by Congress to quality for federal funding under the Help America Vote Act. She also served as an advisor to the Florida Division of Elections on the development of its statewide poll worker training manual. In 2008, MacManus was appointed by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to two working groups: the Election Management Guidelines Development Working Group on Elderly and Disabled Voters in Long-Term Care Facilities and the Working Group on Media and Public Relations.

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