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Robert McKnight speaks to Sanibel League of Women Voters

By Staff | Jan 12, 2012

Former State Senator/State Representative Robert McKnight will be the guest speaker at luncheon sponsored by the Sanibel League of Women Voters on January 16, 2012.

The League of Women Voters of Sanibel will begin the New Year with a luncheon meeting and speaker on Monday, January 16, at the Beachview Bistro (formerly Beachview Restaurant), 1100 Par View Dr., at 12:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Robert McKnight, former State Senator, former State Representative and Consultant for ABC News Tallahassee. His topic will be: “Legislative Reapportionment…The Golden Years of the ’70s and ’80s versus today”. The Golden Years” has been recognized nationally with literary awards, including the 2010 Book Award for Political Non-Fiction by Books and Authors Net; and nominated as the outstanding new book by Fore Word Magazine and the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008. The book will be available for purchase at the luncheon.

Make reservations by January 9, 2012, by emailing sanibellwv@gmail.com or call Carla Benninga at 472-6689. Cancellations must be made by January 13 in order not to be charged for your meal. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Should you not be able to attend the luncheon, you can come to the program only at 1:15 PM.

All interested individuals are invited to attend. For more information contact Carla Benninga at carbenno@yahoo.com. Mr. McKnight, who received his MBA from Florida State University and BS from Florida Southern College, has served as Chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation. His book “The Golden Years …The Florida Legislature, ’70s and ’80s. Reflections on Campaigns and Public Service” was published by Sentry Press, 2007, 2009; eBook on Amazon Kindle, Infinity publishing, 2011.

The League of Women Voters is an organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.