Recap and reflections on the August primaries

The August elections are behind us, and I assume you've seen the results. In this post, I’ll just recap the races and issues that were on Collier voters’ ballots and link to related news articles for color and background. Then I’ll share my thoughts about voter participation and look ahead to the November elections. The results: Statewide racesU.S. … Continue reading Recap and reflections on the August primaries

A few last words before voting

August 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaI published my tentative voting decisions a few weeks ago, but have been monitoring the news daily. So far, I’m still comfortable with all but one of them: the Democrat I would vote for for Governor, which I’ll discuss below.In this post, I’ll share links to the Naples Daily News’ endorsements, … Continue reading A few last words before voting

Local News in Review – July 2018

Here’s my latest review of news about our local elected officials, governing bodies and upcoming elections.Top storiesSchool Board candidate Mary Ellen Cash was fired from Collier district in 2012; job performance, behavior cited. Cash is running against Darlene Alvarez and board incumbent Roy Terry in District 5. Naples Daily News, 7/25/18Editorial: Newspaper endorsements waning, Daily News … Continue reading Local News in Review – July 2018

State News in Review – July 2018

There's little to feel good about in July’s news about our state government. It's another reminder that it's important to stay informed so we can hold elected officials accountable at the ballot box.Top storiesGov. Scott declares state of emergency over algae bloom. The order allows the Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management … Continue reading State News in Review – July 2018

How I will LIKELY vote in the August elections

August 28, 2018Primary Elections in FloridaI heard from so many Sparker's Soapbox readers anxious to complete their ballot that I reconsidered my earlier decision. Rather than wait until mid-August to share how I will vote, in this post, I’ll share my CURRENT THINKING .But I won’t complete my Vote-By-Mail ballot until much closer to Election Day. … Continue reading How I will LIKELY vote in the August elections