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Election 2010: The St. Petersburg Times recommends

Candidate and ballot recommendations, thus far, from the St. Petersburg Times' editorial board for the Nov. 2 general election.


U.S. Senate and House

Senate: Charlie Crist

House District 5: Richard B. Nugent

House District 9: Gus Bilirakis

House District 10: C.W. Bill Young

House District 11: Kathy Castor

House District 12: Lori Edwards


Executive Offices

Governor: Alex Sink

Attorney General: Dan Gelber

Chief Financial Officer: Jeff Atwater

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Adam H. Putnam


State Senate District 10: Ronda Storms

State Senate District 16: Jack Latvala

House District 44: Diane Rowden

House District 47: Michael Steinberg

House District 48: Tom McKone

House District 50: Ed Hooper

House District 51: Janet Long

House District 52: Bill Heller

House District 53: Rick Kriseman

House District 54: Mary Russell

House District 55: Darryl Rouson

House District 56: David Chalela

House District 57: Stacy Frank

House District 58: Janet Cruz

House District 60: Russ Patterson

House District 61: Will Weatherford

House District 67: Greg Steube


Florida Supreme Court: Yes, retain all justices.

Second District Court of Appeal: Yes, retain all judges.

State Circuit Court

6th Circuit (Pinellas-Pasco) Court

Group 18: Kathryn Marie Welsh

Group 27: Keith Meyer

Constitutional Amendments and Referendum

No on Amendment 1, Repeal of public campaign financing requirement

No on Amendment 2, Homestead ad valorem tax credit for deployed military personnel

No on Amendment 4, Referenda required for adoption and amendment of local government comprehensive land use plans

Yes on Amendment 5, Standards for Legislature to follow in legislative redistricting

Yes on Amendment 6, Standards for Legislature to follow in congressional redistricting

Yes on Amendment 8, Revision of the class size requirements for public schools

No on Nonbinding Referendum, Balancing the Federal Budget


Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Commission:

District 1 (west, south county): John Dingfelder

District 2 (north county): Victor Crist

District 3 (central Tampa): Lesley "Les" Miller

District 5 (countywide): Linda Saul-Sena

District 7 (countywide): Mark Sharpe

Hillsborough School Board

District 4 (east county): Richard Bartels

District 6 (countywide): April Griffin

Charter Amendments and County Referendums

YES: Countywide Transportation System Construction Maintenance Operations Through the Levy of a One Percent Sales Surtax

NO: Amends the Charter to Eliminate the Veto Powers Provision of an Elected County Mayor

NO: Economic Development Property Tax Exemptions for New Businesses and Expansions of Existing Businesses

YES: A Proposal to Amend the Reapportionment Provision to Require an Additional Public Meeting

NO: A Proposal to Amend the Hillsborough County Charter Provisions Pertaining to the Internal Performance Auditor

NO: Plant City Economic Development Property Tax Exemptions for New Businesses and Expansions of Existing Businesses

Pinellas County

Pinellas County Commission

District 2 (countywide): Calvin Harris

District 4 (north county): Bob Hackworth

Pinellas County School Board

District 7 (south county): Lew Williams

Charter Amendment

YES: Requires hearings for Pinellas Charter Commission; Lengthens time between sessions and allows continuation until election

Pasco County

Pasco County School Board

District 3: Mike Ryan

District 4: Alison G. Crumbley

District 5: Steve Luikart

County Referendum

YES: Referendum regarding school board's continued authority to levy 0.25 mills for critical operating needs

Hernando County

Hernando County School Board

District 5: Sandra Nicholson

County Referendums

YES: Proposed change to the county's trash, yard waste, and recycling pick-up program

YES: Referendum regarding School Board's authority to levy 0.25 mills for critical operating needs

Election 2010: The St. Petersburg Times recommends 09/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 22, 2010 2:14pm]
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