Sunday, June 24, 2018

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The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

No easy ride for three Hillsborough commissioners up for election

No easy ride for three Hillsborough commissioners up for election

TAMPA – All three Hillsborough County commissioners seeking to stay in office will face election battles  this year.The contest for District 4 will be between incumbent Republican Stacy White and Democrat Andrew Davis, who runs an onl...
Published: 06/22/18
Updated: 06/23/18
Murman files to run for Clerk of the Court in 2020

Murman files to run for Clerk of the Court in 2020

TAMPA – Two weeks after her surprise withdrawal from the race for a Hillsborough County Commission seat, Republican Commission Chairwoman Sandy Murman dropped another political bombshell Friday by filing to run for Clerk of the Circuit Cou...
Published: 06/22/18
Updated: 06/23/18
Democrat, two Republicans vie for House seat Jake Raburn is leaving

Democrat, two Republicans vie for House seat Jake Raburn is leaving

The race for the District 57 state House seat, where Republican Rep. Jake Raburn has announced his retirement, will include one uncontested Democrat and a two-way Republican primary.On the Republican side, Riverview lawyer Michael Beltran faces Sean ...
Published: 06/22/18
Republican incumbents set to defend seats in Hernando County’s state, national races

Republican incumbents set to defend seats in Hernando County’s state, national races

Four high-level Republican incumbents representing Hernando County will face Democratic challengers this year in their runs for reelection. And two of the newcomers are husband and wife.It will be the first time ever that Florida's well-est...
Published: 06/22/18
Four candidates are in the running for one Pinellas County Commission seat

Four candidates are in the running for one Pinellas County Commission seat

Four candidates will square off for one Pinellas County Commission seat in the fall.Two commissioners Pat Gerard and Dave Eggers were automatically re-elected to new terms on Friday when no opponents declared for their seats.That means only the Distr...
Published: 06/22/18
Three Republicans seek to replace Corcoran in top Pasco County legislative race

Three Republicans seek to replace Corcoran in top Pasco County legislative race

The top partisan race on the Aug. 28 ballot in Pasco County is the battle to succeed outgoing Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, who can not run again because of term limits. The contest features a three-person Republican primary...
Published: 06/22/18
State Sen. Wilton Simpson to face competitor for the first time

State Sen. Wilton Simpson to face competitor for the first time

For the first time ever, District 10 State Sen. Wilton Simpson, who represents Hernando and Citrus counties and parts of Pasco County, will face an opponent in his try for reelection to the Florida Senate.Democrat Michael Cottrell, whose wife an...
Published: 06/22/18
Newcomers seek to topple incumbents in Pinellas School Board races

Newcomers seek to topple incumbents in Pinellas School Board races

Thirteen candidates will vie for four seats on the Pinellas County School Board this year, with two hopefuls qualifying just before Friday's noon deadline.Three incumbents, including the board's leader and vice chair, aim to keep their seats amid a r...
Published: 06/22/18
There are four Hillsborough school board races. Three could go to runoffs.

There are four Hillsborough school board races. Three could go to runoffs.

TAMPA — Longtime Hillsborough County School Board member Susan Valdes resigned to run for the State House, leaving four board seats up for grabs this election season.The District 4 seat is a two-way contest between incumbent Melissa Snively and...
Published: 06/22/18
Here’s who qualified to run for office in Hernando County

Here’s who qualified to run for office in Hernando County

In Hernando County, seven candidates qualified Friday to run for seats on the County Commission and School Board — and two won spots on the Brooksville City Council.Hernando County CommissionIn the District 2 commission seat...
Published: 06/22/18