It's crunch time for area candidates looking to secure votes before the polls open up on Tuesday morning. In Bay County, candidates brought out their teams to the foot of the Hathaway Bridge, looking to make the most of every minute left.
There's a distinct hum that comes from the Hathaway Bridge. You can hear it from the shore line to starting line of many evening runs. At 5 o'clock and it's rush hour, but on the day before election day, there's another sound.
Candidates for the State Attorney's Office, Jim Appleman and Glenn Hess are making a last minute push to secure your vote.
On Monday, volunteers and family members raided the Hathaway to gain the support of voters. "We've had great support the whole year that we've campaigning. We started last year on August 16th with our initial get together." Jim Appleman says.
"I'm going to be real happy to see tomorrow night, because all of our people have put in so much work." Glenn Hess says.
It was these two campaigns that brought the candidates to the fore front, highlighting the work of Jim Appleman, who served as the 14th Judicial Circuit State Attorney for 24 years. Glenn Hess served as a Circuit Judge before becoming the incumbent state attorney.
"At this point everything has been done that can be done. The last TV ads been bought, the last newspaper article been done, and basically we're out here hitting enthusiasm for the Election Day tomorrow." Hess says.
"What we're trying to do is to get people interested in the voting system. It doesn't matter who they're for, they need to go to vote. I mean that's the thing that we fought for, that's what I fought for, that's what my son's fighting for and that's what has to be done." Appleman says.
Since this is a universal primary, the winner of this race will be seated as the 14th Judicial Circuit's State Attorney. The Bay County Supervisor of Elections will also be decided tomorrow.