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Elections

  • Brooks running for commissioner of district 5

    I am announcing my candidacy for Levy County Commissioner, District 5. 

    I’m not simply running to be a Levy County Commissioner. I’m running to work for you, as your Levy County Commissioner. I want to do my part to ensure our children, our grandchildren and their children have the opportunity to live, work and enjoy this great place we call Levy County. 

  • Breeden running for commissioner of district 3

    I am excited to announce my candidacy for Levy County Commissioner, District 3. This has been a long time dream of mine, and I look forward to the possibility of serving this great county. I am a fifth generation Levy County native, raised and educated in the Levy County school system. I have a vested interest in not only sustaining the greatness here but also ensuring a clear and positive future for generations to come.

    1. I will use logical reasoning and business experience to ensure the decisions made will help sustain our way of life while encouraging growth.

  • Fanning election

    Tommy Darus:

    My name is Tommy Darus and I am running for Fanning Springs City Council and would appreciate your vote on January 19, 2016. I was born and raised in Gainesville and have worked in this area for the past 17 years and have lived in the area for the past 5 years.

  • Congressional candidate makes visit to Bronson

    Mary Thomas of Leon County, visited Bronson on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to meet and greet political leaders and supporters.

    She was greeted by, from left to right, Chris  Cowart, Levy County School Board member; George Lambka, member of the Levy County Republican Executive Committee and state Republican Executive Committeeman, Thomas, and Berlon Weeks, businessman and former Bronson City Council member. 

  • Chiefland election over

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson has said the hottest day of the year usually turns out to be city elections day.

    That’s because its held on the first Tuesday in August, a hot time of year in Florida.

    But Hudson and two other city commissioners up for re-election – Betty Walker and Chris Jones – won’t have to worry about the weather on Aug. 4 as they are all unopposed for office.

  • Elections office grant used for voting machines

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said $10,808.08 in grant funds from the Help America Vote Act of 2002 will be used to reimburse Levy County for the new voting machines.

    Jones announced the grant and repayment at the Oct. 21, Levy County Board of County Commission meeting.

    The Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities (VOTE) Program within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers these grants to the states for this purpose.

  • Rubio has not decided on 2016

    U.S. Sen. Mark Rubio has not decided on whether to seek re-election to the Senate or to run for president on the Republican Party ticket in 2016, his North Florida Regional Director told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on Thursday, May 22. 

  • Candidate qualifying time changed for Chiefland

    Chiefland officials voted unanimously in favor of changing the qualifying period for this year's upcoming election.

    The time was moved up a week to allow for more time before election day on Aug. 5, as well as accounting for City Hall being closed on Fridays.

    The new qualifying period was set for June 9 - 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seats for Group 2, now occupied by Mayor Teal Pomeroy, and Group 4, Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, are set to expire this year.

    The election will take place at City Hall, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Wheeler to challenge Yoho for Congress

    Marihelen Wheeler, an Alachua County educator and activist, declared her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives  for  Florida’s Third Congressional District. The seat is occupied by freshman incumbent, Rep. Ted Yoho. Wheeler has lived in Gainesville for 25 years. She currently teaches at Westwood Middle School, where she has worked the last 20 years. Prior to that time, she taught for 10 years in Levy County.  All throughout this time, Wheeler has been active in a variety of local arts and environmental groups.

  • Jake Rush challenges Yoho in GOP primary

    Jake Rush, Alachua County-based congressional candidate,kicked off his Republican primary challenge to unseat one term incumbent Ted Yoho in Florida’s 3rd congressional district this week with a stop in Chiefland during a two-day barnstorming tour of the district.