Let’s start with the positives: I’m pleased with the outcomes of most of the races. I’m glad Charlie Crist will face Rick Scott for governor and that George Sheldon will face Pam Bondi for attorney general in November. There are substantive issues at stake and an opportunity for important community dialog and debate.I’m thrilled and … Continue reading Reflections on Tuesday’s Elections
Tomorrow is Election Day, your last chance (for now) to influence who will represent you in a number of elected offices at the state and local levels.If you’ve been waiting to vote on Election Day, here are a few things to remember:You must vote at your assigned precinct. Find it here.You must bring a photo … Continue reading Last Chance for Now!
In an earlier post titled Where are Collier’s Democratic Party and No Party Affiliation Voters?, I reported that my mail ballot had been received by the supervisor of elections’ office, but was “being processed.” I said:I will keep checking back with this website until I see that my ballot has been counted and not put … Continue reading An Update on a Previous Post
My analysis of the candidates and races has been spread out over a number of weeks, and I know it’s been hard to keep track. So by way of a summary, here’s who I voted for on my Democratic Party primary ballot:For School Board District 1 - Kathleen Greenawalt For School Board District 3 - Luis … Continue reading Who I Voted for on my Primary Ballot: Summary
With Election Day less than a week away, I thought I’d check in on how things are going. Bottom line: I’m concerned.As of 4pm on Thursday, August 21, a total of 25,069 ballots had been cast. This represents only 14 percent of registered voters.Bad as this is, it’s about half of the 25- to 28 … Continue reading Where are Collier’s Democratic Party and No Party Affiliation Voters?
Unlike the races covered in my previous posts about this month’s nonpartisan elections, only registered Democrats can vote in the Attorney General primary. In November, the winner will face incumbent Pam Bondi (R) and Libertarian Party of Florida candidate Bill Wohlsifer.Through August 8, Bondi raised $2.8 million, nearly five times the amount raised together by … Continue reading Meet the Candidates: Democratic Primary for State Attorney General
We Collier County voters have the opportunity to vote for one of two candidates for County Judge this month: Sal Bazaz or Rob Crown. Sal Bazaz Sal BazazSal Bazaz has been practicing law in Naples (Sal Bazaz PA Attorney at Law) since 2003, and currently specializes in criminal defense law. His campaign slogan is “Collier County, … Continue reading Meet the Candidates: County Judge
The following news release from the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office contains important information about EARLY VOTING, which begins Thursday, August 14. Please read and share!FOR IMMEDIATERELEASEAugust 12, 2014 For more information contact:Trish Robertson(239) 252-8052TrishRobertson@colliergov.net NEWS RELEASE: New Changes to Early Voting Collier County, Fla. - August 12, 2014: Collier County voters will see some changes during … Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: New Changes to Early Voting, from the Collier Supervisor of Elections
Julie Sprague is currently serving in her second term on the District School Board of Collier County, having been re-elected without a challenger in 2012. The following article appeared recently in the Collier County Education Association’s Pelican Post. It appears here with Ms. Sprague’s permission.There is a very important Primary election coming on August 26th … Continue reading Guest Post: A Very Important Primary, by Julie Sprague
It could happen as soon as this month.In an email to supporters yesterday titled "Contract with Collier County - AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION in Advance of the August 26, 2014 School Board Election," Doug Lewis, with the support of SWFL Citizens Alliance, wrote,If, on August 26, we elect candidates from each of the three … Continue reading SWFL Citizens Alliance wants control of the School Board