The Citrus County Republican Executive Committee decided last night to conduct background checks on all local candidates representing the Republican Party starting with the next election. Citrus County Republican Executive Board Candidate Chair Bill Connery says the concept has finally been accepted and the background checks will help to ensure the candidate is qualified to run for office. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Allison Gardner reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ConneryQandAfinal.mp3]
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The proposal is an initial step as lawmakers prepare to negotiate a 2020-2021 budget during the legislative session that starts Jan. 14.