A political novice from Brandon is taking on a former Plant City mayor to fill this newly created district. The choices: Jose N. Vazquez, a Democrat and political newcomer who vowed to quit the race after a dispute with Democratic leaders. So far, he hasn't followed through with that threat. He ran as a write-in candidate four years ago despite being incarcerated for a felony conviction. His opponent is Daniel D. Raulerson, a Republican Plant City commissioner and former mayor.
Florida House District 58: Jose N. Vazquez (D), Daniel D. Raulerson (R)
Carlton: On mug shots, Hillsborough sheriff tries to strike balance on public records that should be public
Does your babysitter have an arrest record? Hillsborough's sheriff is making online access to records a step harder, but not for the reasons you might think. A story of government and compromise.
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Democrats take a 4-3 majority as a new Hillsborough County Commission board is seated.
New House Speaker José Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, says he's no fan of compromise.
"The Florida Senate will have civility, transparency, candor, and provide opportunity," Senate President Bill Galvano said.
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The Elections Canvassing Commission certified the results with little fanfare this morning.
The Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to allow Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to introduce her position in the ongoing legal fight over the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
Certifying the results of the midterm elections and kicking off the 2019 session.
It's the Senate District 18 race in Tampa. An exact figure isn’t possible, however, because campaign finance laws don’t require political parties and interest groups to reveal how much money they put into individual races and where the money comes from.