Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Opinion

Here are the candidate recommendations from the Tampa Bay Times editorial board for the Aug. 28 primary election. The full recommendations can be found at www.tampabay.com/opinion.

Federal

U.S. House
of Representatives

District 12, Democrats: Chris Hunter

District 13, Republicans: George Buck

District 15, Democrats: Kristen Carlson

District 15, Republicans: Neil Combee

District 16, Democrats: David Shapiro

State

Governor

Republicans: Adam Putnam

Democrats: Gwen Graham

Attorney General

Republicans: Ashley Moody

Democrats: Sean Shaw

Commissioner of Agriculture

Republicans: Denise Grimsley

Democrats: Nikki Fried

Florida Senate

District 16, Republicans: Ed Hooper

District 20, Democrats: Kathy Lewis

District 20, Republicans: Tom Lee

Florida House

District 57, Republicans: Mike Beltran

District 59, Republicans: Joe Wicker

District 61, Democrats: Dianne Hart

District 62, Democrats: Susan Valdes

District 64, Republicans: Terry Power

District 66, Republicans: Nick DiCeglie

District 67, Democrats: Dawn Douglas

District 69, Republicans: Ray Blacklidge

District 70, Open: Wengay Newton

Local

Pinellas-Pasco
Circuit Court Judge

Group 4: Dave Ellis

Group 9: Christine Helinger

Group 36: Doneene Loar

Group 40: Thomas Minkoff

Group 45: Evan Frayman

Pinellas School Board

District 2: Jeff Larsen

District 3: Peggy O’Shea

District 6: Matt Stewart

District 7: Rene Flowers

Pinellas County Commission

District 6, Republicans: Kathleen Peters

Hillsborough
Circuit Court Judge

Group 25: Robin Fuson

Hillsborough County Judge

Group 2: Greg Green

Group 5: Jared Smith

Group 8: Jack Gutman

Hillsborough School Board

District 1: William Henry Person

District 2: Stacy Hahn

District 4: Melissa Snively

District 6: Henry "Shake" Washington

Hillsborough County Commission

District 2, Republicans: Ken Hagan

District 5, Democrats: Mariella Smith

District 5, Republicans: Victor Crist

District 7, Democrats: Kimberly Overman

District 7, Republicans: Aakash Patel

Comments
Editorial: St. Petersburg should quit stalling on police body cameras

Editorial: St. Petersburg should quit stalling on police body cameras

St. Petersburg drags its feet on an issue many departments have embraced.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Editorial: Local leaders must act on climate change when Trump refuses

Editorial: Local leaders must act on climate change when Trump refuses

The effects of climate change are coming harder and faster than expected, according to a new report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Published: 10/22/18
Editorial notebook: Times editorial writers reminisce about Sears

Editorial notebook: Times editorial writers reminisce about Sears

Sharing memories of the “wish book,” shopping on Saturday nights and many memorable purchases
Published: 10/19/18

Editorial: FBI should take a hard look at CareerSource

The scrutiny now extends to the state agency that oversees the local jobs centers
Published: 10/19/18
Editorial: Toughen Florida’s building code

Editorial: Toughen Florida’s building code

Experts are right that Hurricane Michael should force a review of Florida’s building standards. While newer homes generally fared better than older ones, the state needs to reassess the risks posed by high winds and storm surge.
Published: 10/19/18
Editorial: Those who fail to cast ballots in Hillsborough are running out of excuses

Editorial: Those who fail to cast ballots in Hillsborough are running out of excuses

You wouldn't skip a trip to the gas pump, would you?Then don't miss the chance to cast your general election ballot, either, when Hillsborough County opens its many early voting sites Monday morning for a two-week engagement.If you do your homework a...
Published: 10/19/18

Editorial: Glazer Children’s Museum quickly regained its step

Jennifer Stancil was terminated from her $169,280 a year job last month as museum president and chief executive, a post she held for three years. Exactly why remained a mystery to those outside the museum.
Published: 10/18/18
Updated: 10/19/18
Editorial: Trump should demand Saudis account for journalist

Editorial: Trump should demand Saudis account for journalist

Twenty-seven journalists have been murdered so far this year just for doing their jobs, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. That number doesn’t even include Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident journalist who hasn’t been ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices

Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices

The Florida Supreme Court reached the right conclusion by ruling that the next governor has the authority to appoint three new justices to the court rather than departing Gov. Rick Scott. That is practical and reasonable, and it reflects the will of ...
Published: 10/16/18
Updated: 10/19/18

Editorial: Housecleaning was necessary at Clearwater parks department

The theft of money and a hostile atmosphere show a city department out of control
Published: 10/15/18
Updated: 10/19/18