Thursday, October 11, 2018

Opinion

All the Times election recommendations in one place

All the Times election recommendations in one place

This is the complete list of the Times recommendations for the Nov. 6 general election. U.S. SenateBill NelsonU.S. HouseDistrict 12: Chris HunterDistrict 13: Charlie CristDistrict 15: Kristen CarlsonDistrict 16: David ShapiroConstitutional Amendments...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Times recommends: Yes on Florida Supreme Court retention

Times recommends: Yes on Florida Supreme Court retention

One justice on the Florida Supreme Court faces a merit retention vote in November, essentially an up-or-down vote of confidence allowing him to remain on the bench. Merit retention votes occur at least one year after the justice’s initial appo...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Times recommends: Yes on retaining 4 appeals judges

Times recommends: Yes on retaining 4 appeals judges

The 2nd District Court of Appeal judges are on the Nov. 6 ballot for merit retention. Voters are being asked whether the appellate judges should be retained for another six-year term.Two pieces of information are helpful in deciding. First, the Flori...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Times recommends: Chronister for Hillsborough sheriff

Times recommends: Chronister for Hillsborough sheriff

Florida sheriffs have long hand-plucked their successors from within the ranks. While he is a product of this tradition, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is uniquely qualified to be elected on his own merits.Then-Sheriff David Gee surprise...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Times recommends: Vote no on Clearwater strong mayor

Times recommends: Vote no on Clearwater strong mayor

A handful of influential business leaders are understandably frustrated with Clearwater’s failure to rejuvenate its downtown and eager to duplicate the rebirth of downtowns in Tampa and St. Petersburg. But they have focused on the wrong soluti...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Times recommends: Vote yes on St. Petersburg charter amendments

Times recommends: Vote yes on St. Petersburg charter amendments

St. Petersburg voters will see two city charter amendments on the November ballot related to leases at two city properties. Both amendments would allow for longer leases at sites where improvements are planned, and they deserve voters’ support...
Published: 10/10/18
Times recommends: Kathleen Peters for Pinellas County Commission

Times recommends: Kathleen Peters for Pinellas County Commission

There is only one credible candidate in the race for Pinellas County Commission District 6, which covers Seminole, Pinellas Park, northeast St. Petersburg and the south Pinellas beaches. Kathleen Peters is a former South Pasadena mayor who served six...
Published: 10/10/18
Times recommends: Hunter, Crist, Carlson, Shapiro for U.S. House

Times recommends: Hunter, Crist, Carlson, Shapiro for U.S. House

One retirement and several competitive races suggest the time is ripe for change in Tampa Bay’s congressional delegation. The question is how much. There are the usual policy challenges in Washington that include immigration, health care and t...
Published: 10/03/18
Updated: 10/09/18
Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate

Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has built a commendable career in public service as a moderate who steadily works in a bipartisan fashion on issues important to Floridians. Now he faces his most formidable opponent in Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently side...
Published: 10/04/18
Updated: 10/09/18
Times recommends: Ellis for Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court

Times recommends: Ellis for Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court

There is one Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court seat on the November ballot. Circuit judges serve six-year terms and are paid $160,688 a year. They hear felony cases, probate and family law issues as well as civil disputes involving damages in excess of $1...
Published: 10/09/18