Who’s Running for County and Circuit Judge in the August 2018 Primaries?

August 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaPublished 7/28/18; updated 7/30/18 - 8:45 AM and 7/31/18 - 8:35 PMHere's my post about the two judicial elections of Collier County voters' ballots. These races are the ones I'm most frequently asked about, since judicial races are nonpartisan and candidates can't discuss issues that may come before them as a … Continue reading Who’s Running for County and Circuit Judge in the August 2018 Primaries?

Who’s Running for State Attorney in the August 2018 Primaries?

August 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaFlorida is divided into 20 Judicial Circuits, each of which has an elected State Attorney. Collier County is in the 20th Circuit, which is the largest circuit, geographically, in the state. It also includes Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.Incumbent Stephen Russell is retiring after 16 years in office, and there will … Continue reading Who’s Running for State Attorney in the August 2018 Primaries?

Who’s Running for Clerk of Courts in the August 2018 Primaries?

August 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaUnexpectedly this year, there will be an election to complete the term of long-time Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Dwight Brock, who passed away unexpectedly last month. This is a county-wide race. Both candidates are Republicans, but since there are no other challengers and the election will be decided in August, it … Continue reading Who’s Running for Clerk of Courts in the August 2018 Primaries?

Who’s Running for School Board in the August Primaries?

📩 Forwarded by a friend? Subscribe to Sparker's Soapbox August 28, 2018 Primary Elections in Florida Four years ago, just 18 percent of eligible voters voted in the August School Board elections. Two Board members were elected with the votes of half of them. One beat her nearest opponent in a three-way race by just over … Continue reading Who’s Running for School Board in the August Primaries?

State News in Review – June 2018

With the Legislature out of session and the August primaries fast approaching, June’s news included several concerning reports about failures of government, some good news (for a change) and some interesting revelations about both elected officials and candidates for office.Top storiesAudit: Florida failed to complete gun background checks on more than 100,000 applicants. The matter … Continue reading State News in Review – June 2018

Local News in Review – June 2018

Here’s this month’s review of news about our elected local officials and governing bodies, and an update on the local August 28 elections.Top StoriesDwight Brock, longtime Collier clerk of courts, dies at 64. The pugnacious watchdog for Collier County taxpayers took on developers, businessmen and politicians over his 26-year career. Naples Daily News, 6/12/18Related: Gov. … Continue reading Local News in Review – June 2018