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Elections

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Ballots have hit the mail

    The books are not yet closed for the Aug. 26 primary and 4,443 absentee ballots are in the mail headed to voters who requested them. Another 46 have gone out to Florida residents who are in the military – who received 16 electronically, or who work or travel overseas.

  • Dear candidates,

    Your free announcement in the Chiefland Citizen is due by 5 p.m., Monday, July 7. This is your opportunity for 500 unfiltered words to the voters with a photo (headshot only). 

  • The campaign season is on

    The Levy County Commission races are starting to heat up even though the primary is not until Aug. 26. And the school board races have attracted at least one incumbent candidate.

  • Hastings, Cowart defeat Roach, Quincey

    Winning 55.23 percent of the vote, incumbent Robert Hastings defeated Cindy Roach 9,790 votes to 7,935, securing a second four-year term as Levy County school district superintendent. 

  • McCallum wins sheriff's race

  • Candidates state their case at Lions forum

    The Cedar Key Lions Club brought out its best desserts, coffee, tea and water and the local candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot made their best pitches for election to about 100 people in a political forum hosted Sept. 25 by the Lions.