St Augustine Beach candidates face off Monday


Two incumbents, both former Mayors, will square off against challengers this Monday night October 10th at City Hall in St Augustine Beach.

Current Mayor Rich O’Brien will face off against his opponent Rose Bailey and former Mayor Andrea Samuels will be on stage with her opponent Maggie Kostka.

The candidates will give opening statements and then take questions from event moderator Dr. Joe Saviak from Flagler College. Citizens of St Augustine Beach will be invited to submit issue-oriented questions to the moderator’s assistant Jim Sutton of the St Augustine Record.

Sutton and Dr. Saviak will develop questions based on input from the audience and information supplied by the candidates. Dr. Saviak will ask follow up questions when he deems it appropriate.

City Hall is located at 2200 A1A South in St Augustine Beach. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the forum will start at 7:00 p.m. The forum is open to the public and will also be televised on local cable access and streamed on the City of St Augustine Beach website at

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