City Commission candidate debate to be held at Flagler College on Oct. 14

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (10/06/2014)(readMedia)-- There will be a St. Augustine City Commission candidate debate at Flagler College on Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The debate will feature mayoral candidates Joe Boles and Nancy Shaver, as well as City Commission Seat 4 candidates Todd D. Neville and John Valdez; and Seat 5 candidates Grant Misterly and Nancy Sikes-Kline.

The debate is being sponsored by Flagler College's Student Government Association.

"The Student Government Association believed it would be beneficial for the school to host this event since the elected officials will directly affect the town that Flagler students, staff, faculty and administration live in," said Donn Garby, treasurer of the Flagler Student Government Association and president of the Flagler College United States Military Veterans Club. "We also believed that it would be beneficial for students to get a hands-on experience of local politics."

The event is open to the public and will take place in the Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St.

For more information, contact Donn Garby at


Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 29 majors, 34 minors and two pre-professional programs - the largest being business administration, communication, psychology and education. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a grand resort built in 1888 by Henry M. Flagler, an industrialist, railroad pioneer and co-founder of Standard Oil. The Ponce has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. For more on Flagler College, visit