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Updated: 08/20/2014 08:00:01AM

Shirah, Shoemaker present candidacy to Tiger Bay

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Ricky Shirah emphasizes an answer to a question posed at the Monday, Aug. 18 Tiger Bay of Polk County luncheon.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Ed Shoemaker gestures as he makes a point in response to a question posed at the Monday, Aug. 20 Tiger Bay of Polk County luncheon.

By STEVE STEINER

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Why are Ricky Shirah and Ed Shoemaker running for the District 40 Florida House Seat? Because they care and each of them wants to make a difference, so said each as they answered the first question posed at the Monday, Aug. 18 Tiger Bay Club of Polk County. Most of Lakeland is in District 40.

Both will go up against either Colleen Burton or John Shannon, who face off for the GOP nomination for the seat being vacated by Seth McKeel, who has reached the term limit mark; incidentally, Burton was present at the monthly luncheon. However, both Shirah and Schumacher emphasized that political party affiliation should be irrelevant.

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