BRADENTON, Fla. — The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is celebrating Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and will observe the holiday throughout the week.
This day marks the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Daughters of the American Revolution first presented a resolution to Congress in order to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution each year.
As part of the week, the Manatee County Clerk’s Office will distribute complimentary pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution while supplies last and one per customer. The staff will also commemorate the day by wearing patriotic colors on Tuesday.
“Our founding fathers gave us the Constitution as the cornerstone of our democracy and an outline of how government should operate,” said Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. “This document entitles us to our freedom to vote, freedom of speech and freedom to possess other viewpoints. Join us as our office celebrates Constitution Day, its founding and pay tribute to those who fought and defended our Constitution and uphold our rights, which we hold so dear.”
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. The Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.