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Elections

  • 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. 

  • Inglis political forum draws crowd

    It was standing room only and some were standing outside the door when 24 candidates and their representatives turned out for a forum with one of the strictest speaking limits in the county. 

    The gathering hosted by the Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee called for candidates to have only one minute to speak at the podium and that was strictly enforced by two timekeepers and the moderator.

  • GOP headquarters opening Saturday

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee will have the grand opening of its 2012 election headquarters on Saturday, Aug. 4., the first day of  early voting for the Aug. 14 primary.
       The office will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the primary, then open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The schedule will increase as it gets closer to the elections.
       The office is at the back side of Chantilly place in Bronson.

  • GOP seeks volunteers for Tampa convention

    The Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention is  seeking volunteers to work when the RNC meets Aug. 27-30 in Tampa.

  • In their words: Candidates take gloves off as primary nears

    Almost two weeks ago the Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce political rally was a pretty calm affair with candidates talking about themselves and what they would do to be elected.
    Last Friday, in a political rally sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 the words were more heated in several races.

  • City dinner, auction delayed in favor of VFW event

    Politics and a competing cake and pie auction is forcing a delay for the City of Chiefland employees'  fundraising dinner and cake and pie auction.
    Deputy City Clerk Mary Ellzey said that after some consideration the group decided it would not want to be in competition with a fundraiser for veterans.  

  • Party switches keep supervisor busy

    The deadline to be registered to vote or change any information on voter registration records for the Aug. 14 primary is July 16, but Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell is already busy helping voters change their party affiliation and getting voter information cards in the mail this week.
    Asbell, who is not seeking re-election, said some voters have been coming in to change their party registration from Democrat to Republican and have said they are doing so in order to vote in the sheriff's race.  

  • Wilbur Dean candidate for Levy Clerk of Court

    Citing a number of opportunities for improvement, Wilbur Dean announces his candidacy for election to the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court for Levy County.  As provided by the Florida Constitution this office is responsible for circuit and county court cases, the official records and assisting the board of County Commissioners by accounting for county finances which includes budget preparation, paying the bills and writing the paychecks for all department employees under the Board.

  • Steve Oelrich running for Congress, 3rd District

    I’m Steve Oelrich, conservative Republican running for Congress in the newly created 3rd Congressional District here in North Central Florida. Currently, I’m a state Senator representing over 60 percent of this new district, and was the first and only Republican Sheriff elected in Alachua County since Reconstruction. I’m pro-life, pro-gun and pro-family.

  • VFW political rally July 20

    Candidates have ample time to get ready for the big political rally July 20 sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 and its Ladies Auxiliary in Chiefland.  The event is open to the public.
    Everyone should bring an appetite as there is a dinner beforehand and a dessert auction following the forum.
    The rally at 7 p.m., in the Post's smoke-free meeting room, will allow each candidate three minutes to speak to the public.
    Before the jawboning starts, the post will host a country fried dinner with sides from 5 to 7 p.m. for a donation.