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Elections

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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  • Al Macri announces for county commission

    Al Macri (D-Morriston) will vie against Mike Joyner (R-Morriston) for the County Commission District 3 seat Nov. 6.

    In a candidacy announcement, Macri wrote:

    “Hello, my name is Al Macri and I am asking for your vote and support as I am running for Levy County Commissioner District 3, which is being vacated by Marsha Drew. 

  • Cindy Roach announces for schools superintendent

    Dear Citizens of Levy County,

    Our children are our future, and they deserve an education that will best prepare them to make an honest living and to fulfill their dreams. 

    Our children deserve knowledgeable and inspired teachers in the classroom. Our children, teachers, staff, administrators, and our communities deserve a knowledgeable leader who has a vision for the future of education in Levy County.

  • McCallum wins by wide margin

    Bobby McCallum, who lost a close race for sheriff four years ago, bounced back on Tuesday to decisively win by 20 points in unofficial results over Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan for the Republican nomination in one of the most heated races in Levy County history.

    McCallum received 2,412 votes or 58.01 percent to Sullivan's 1,612 or 38.77 percent and Noel Desmond's 134 votes or 3.22 percent.