Wednesday, May 23, 2018
News Roundup

Here are theTampa Bay Timesrecommendations for the Aug. 26 primary election. The full recommendations can be found at www.tampabay.com/opinion.

State

Governor, Republicans: Rick Scott

Governor, Democrats: Charlie Crist

Attorney General, Democrats: George Sheldon

Legislature

Senate District 20, Republicans: Jack Latvala

House District 36, Republicans: James Mathieu

House District 61, Democrats: Edwin "Ed" Narain

House District 64, Republicans: Miriam Steinberg

House District 65, Republicans: Chris Sprowls

House District 67, Democrats: Steve Sarnoff

House District 67, Republicans: Chris Latvala

House District 68, Republicans: Bill Young

Judicial

Circuit Judge, 5th Circuit

(including Hernando)

Group 3: Mary Hatcher

Circuit Judge, 6th Circuit

(Pinellas, Pasco)

Group 1: Susan St. John

Group 2: Alicia Polk

Group 16: Kimberly Sharpe

Group 21: Phil Matthey

Group 35: Bruce Boyer

Circuit Judge, 13th Circuit

(Hillsborough)

Group 8: Barbara Twine Thomas

Group 19: Michael Scionti

Group 20: Karen Stanley

Group 34: Robert Bauman

Hillsborough County Judge

Group 12: Chris Nash

Local

Hernando County

SCHOOL BOARD

District 1: Mark Johnson

District 3: Jay Rowden

District 5: Susan Duval

COUNTY COMMISSION

District 4: Laurie Pizzo

Hillsborough County

COUNTY COMMISSION

District 4, Republicans: Janet Dougherty

District 7, Democrats: Patricia "Pat" Kemp

District 7, Republicans: Al Higginbotham

SCHOOL BOARD

District 2: Michelle Popp Shimberg

District 4: Melissa Snively

District 6: Alison McGillivray Fernandez

Pasco County

SCHOOL BOARD

District 5: Steve Luikart

COUNTY COMMISSION

District 2: Bob Robertson

District 4: Mike Wells

Pinellas County

COUNTY COMMISSION

District 2, Republicans: Ed Hooper

District 4, Republicans: Dave Eggers

District 6, all voters: John Morroni

Pinellas County referendum on business tax exemption: Yes

SCHOOL BOARD

District 2: Terry Krassner

District 3: Peggy O'Shea

District 4: Ken Peluso

District 6: Linda Lerner

Comments
Admiral Farragut’s grit brings state softball glory

Admiral Farragut’s grit brings state softball glory

VERO BEACH — It was only natural to think of Admiral Farragut’s state title chances more in terms of the future. After all, the roster consists of zero seniors and just two juniors. The rest are sophomores, freshmen and middle-schoolers. Because of t...
Updated: 4 hours ago
The key stat for Lightning-Capitals Game 7? Score first

The key stat for Lightning-Capitals Game 7? Score first

As the Lightning and Capitals prepare for their series finale Wednesday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, here's a by-the-numbers look at each team's Game 7 history.5-2The Lightning's record in Game 7s. It has never lost at home (3-0).+5The Lightning's...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays loss to Red Sox

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Rays loss to Red Sox

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 4-2 loss to Red Sox on Tuesday:* The Rays record against a Red Sox team they consider a measuring stick doesn't look very good at 3-8. But, as manager Kevin Cash and several players pointed out, there is some consola...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Forecast: Caribbean storm could grow into tropical system

Forecast: Caribbean storm could grow into tropical system

A storm system in the Caribbean Sea could grow into a tropical cyclone within five days, according to the National Hurricane Center.Forecasters give the system a 50 percent chance to develop.The storm’s low-pressure center on Tuesday was nestled betw...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Academy at the Lakes wins first state softball title

Academy at the Lakes wins first state softball title

VERO BEACH —Academy at the Lakes waited two weeks to play in the Class 2A state softball tournament in hopes of winning what has been an elusive title.The Wildcats completed the first task Monday, cruising to a mercy-rule win over Fort Pierce John Ca...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Lightning-Capitals: Tampa Bay’s Game 7 to-do list

Lightning-Capitals: Tampa Bay’s Game 7 to-do list

TAMPA — By now there are no more secrets. After six games over 11 days, the Lightning knows all the Capitals' habits , and the Caps know all the Lightning's.To Lightning coach Jon Cooper the outcome of tonight's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Couple whose dream boat sank finally set sail on ‘new adventure’

Couple whose dream boat sank finally set sail on ‘new adventure’

The young couple whose story traveled around the world after their dream voyage ended early at the bottom of John’s Pass is ready to try again.Three months after the Lagniappe sank, Nikki Walsh, 24, and Tanner Broadwell, 26, said they set sail Tuesda...
Updated: 7 hours ago
USPS to release scratch-and-sniff stamps; Leaks? White House has sinkhole; 2 Oregon teens take down homophobic school officials; more in U.S. news

USPS to release scratch-and-sniff stamps; Leaks? White House has sinkhole; 2 Oregon teens take down homophobic school officials; more in U.S. news

Updated: 7 hours ago
Sheriff: Weeki Wachee High student posted fake school shooting threat

Sheriff: Weeki Wachee High student posted fake school shooting threat

WEEKI WACHEE — A 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday on allegations that she created a fake social media post threatening to shoot students at Weeki Wachee High School, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies said the 16-year-old told...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Driver gets 28 years in prison for fleeing fatal Howard Frankland crash

Driver gets 28 years in prison for fleeing fatal Howard Frankland crash

TAMPA — After Allison Huffman slammed her car into a tow truck driver who had stopped to help a pair of stranded motorists on the Howard Frankland Bridge, she drove to a hotel and got out to look at the damage.She saw shattered glass, a bare tire rim...
Updated: 8 hours ago