Sunday, October 14, 2018

Opinion

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
Times recommends: Fuson for Hillsborough Circuit Court judge

Times recommends: Fuson for Hillsborough Circuit Court judge

Circuit judges serve six-year terms and are paid $160,688. They hear felony cases, probate and family law issues as well as civil disputes involving damages in excess of $15,000. This nonpartisan race is open to all Hillsborough County voters.Robin F...
Published: 10/08/18
Updated: 10/09/18
Times recommends: Larsen, O’Shea, Stewart for Pinellas schools

Times recommends: Larsen, O’Shea, Stewart for Pinellas schools

Voters will elect at least two new members to the Pinellas School Board, with incumbent Linda Lerner not seeking re-election and incumbent Terry Krassner failing to make the run-off. There are two countywide seats and one district seat on the Nov. 6 ...
Published: 10/09/18
Times recommends: Person, Washington for Hillsborough School Board

Times recommends: Person, Washington for Hillsborough School Board

The Hillsborough County School District faces enormous challenges in meeting its growth needs, stabilizing the budget and improving achievement at low-performing schools. There is a runoff Nov. 6 for two School Board seats. School Board members serve...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 10/09/18
Times recommends: Green, Gutman for Hillsborough County Court

Times recommends: Green, Gutman for Hillsborough County Court

County judges are paid $151,822, serve six-year terms and hear minor criminal and civil cases. The races are nonpartisan and open to all voters.Greg GreenGroup 2Both candidates in this race are seasoned attorneys who are qualified to serve as judge. ...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 10/08/18
Editorial: Vote ‘No’ on Kavanaugh

Editorial: Vote ‘No’ on Kavanaugh

The U.S. Senate should refuse to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. There are other well-qualified judges with impeccable credentials, conservative leanings and unquestioned independence who would be welcome on the court. Kava...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/08/18