On the campaign trail


Local residents had an opportunity to meet some of the candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 30 primary election ballot last week, when Dale and Janet Westling held a free “candidate meet and greet” at their Sawgrass Country Club home.

Among the candidates in attendance were Clerk of Circuit Court Hunter Conrad and St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar – both of whom are running for re-election – and former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 4th congressional district.