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Elections

  • 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. 

  • Answers to 'tough' questions

    Because there was not enough time to ask all the questions submitted by the public at a recent candidates forum hosted by the VFW Post 5625 in partnership with the Chiefland Citizen, the "leftover" questions were emailed to all the county candidates to get a written response. 

    Only three chose to respond. 

     

    County Commissioner Candidate Ryan Bell

    1) What are you going to do about EMS sending money to Lewisville, S.C. ? And how much do they keep out of all EMS money?

  • Joyner seeks re-election to county commission

    Incumbent Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner, a Morristo cattle man and retired law enforcement officer, has announced he will seek re-election to the District 3 commission post.

    Joyner is a family man, a devoted Christian, Republican and political conservative. His public service is based on his faith, family, personal convictions, experience, and common sense.

    A man of faith,

  • No city elections this year

    There were rumors and gossip that this might be the year that Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Commissioner Teresa Barron might draw some opponents in city elections, but no one has stepped up.

    When qualifying for Chiefland city elections closed they were the only candidates to qualify.

    Pomeroy filed for the Group 2 seat he has held since 2004 and Barron was the only person to file for the Group 4 seat, said City Manager Mary Ellzey.

  • Most Levy officials re-elected

    When qualifying for public office closed on Friday, June 24 at noon, most Levy County constitutional offers, one state senator and three candidates for school board heaved a sigh of relief as they drew no opposition.

  • Elections office presents Pledge to Vote drive to Chiefland Rotary

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones called on business and community leaders’ support for the county’s Pledge to Vote drive at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday.

  • Groups host candidate forum July 23

    There will be a Levy County Candidate Forum on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williston Community Center at 50 N.W. Main St., Williston. The primary election on Aug. 30 for county offices will be a universal primary open to all voters regardless of party registration ― and will serve as a “general election” for offices where all the candidates are of one party.