Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Political notebook

Forums and fundraisers for candidates

• A dinner-dance fundraiser for Hernando County Commissioner Christopher Kingsley will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hatillo Social Club, 13185 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. There will be food and a DJ. The cost is $10. Kingsley, a Democrat, is running for re-election for the Hernando County Commission, District 5 seat. For information, call Millie Colon at (352) 596-7361 or Jenny Mojica at (352) 688-1022.

• The Ridge Manor Property Owners' Association will host a Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. A confirmed 27 candidates running for state and county seats will participate. Each candidate will have five minutes to speak. Once all have finished, there will be an informal question-and-answer session. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Carol Defilippo at (352) 583-2556.

• The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee will host a Candidates Primary Forum at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 in the commission chambers at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. A "meet and greet" with the candidates will precede the forum at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

• The Wellington Democratic Club will host a Candidate Forum at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Participants include Congressional District 5 candidates John Russell, Carol Castagnero and David H. Werder; State House District 44 candidate Joseph Puglia; Hernando County Commission candidate Ramon Gutierrez and Hernando County Commissioners Diane Rowden and Christopher Kingsley; Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams; School Board District 4 candidate James Yant and Hernando County sheriff candidate Luke Frazier. Area residents can have their questions on issues answered. Refreshments will be served. For information, contact Gene Ehrich, president of the Wellington Democrats, at (352) 688-3130, or P.O. Box 11187, Spring Hill, FL 34610.

Candidates are welcome to submit information on fundraisers, meet-and-greets and other campaign events to Phyllis Day by e-mail at, by fax to (352) 754-6133 or by mail to the Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Notices must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event or ticket deadline. For information, call (352) 754-6101.

Forums and fundraisers for candidates 08/05/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 12:22pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Evening update: Tropical Storm Harvey forms in Atlantic, second wave follows


    UPDATE: At 8 p.m. the National Hurricane Center said a hurricane hunter plane had determined that Tropical Storm Harvey had formed with sustained winds of 40 mph.

    Three tropical waves are expected to strengthen as they move across the Atlantic Ocean. [Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center]
  2. Trump 'beautiful statues' tweets roil Tampa Bay's own Confederate debate


    It started Thursday at 9:07 a.m., as it does so often these days, with a tweet:

    The Memoria in Aeterna Confederate monument stands in front of the old Hillsborough County Courthouse. Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4-2 last month to move it to a private cemetery in Brandon before voting again this week to put a deadline on a public sector fundraising campaign to pay part of the cost. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  3. Rays waste repeated opportunities in 5-3 loss to Blue Jays (w/video)

    The Heater

    TORONTO — The signs of frustration were readily apparent as the Rays trudged toward home Thursday after another game littered with squandered opportunities evolved into another wasted day in the wild-card race with a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

    Rays reliever Tommy Hunter reacts as Justin Smoak circles the bases after hitting a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth.
  4. Spanish PM voices solidarity with Barcelona


    BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his country is mourning in solidarity with the city of Barcelona and other cities in Europe that have been hit by deadly extremist attacks.

    An injured person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. [Associated Press]
  5. Confederate statue: Why Bucs, Lightning, Rays took a stand


    They didn't want another Charlottesville.

    Marc Rodriguez, a member of the "Florida Fight for $15" organization, stands in protest along with other activists demanding the Confederate  monument be removed from the old Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]