• 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.

  • Kennedy announces for District 1 county commission

    My name is Jason Kennedy, Republican, and I am your experienced candidate for Levy County Commissioner, District 1. It has been some time since someone raised and living in District 1 had the honor of serving his or her constituency.

  • Hastings announces for re-election as schools superintendent

    School Superintendent Bob Hastings, a third generation educator in Levy County, has announced plans to seek re-election.

  • Joyner announces for candidacy for District 1 commission seat

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner, a Morriston cattleman and retired law enforcement officer, has announced plans to seek the District 3 commission post.
    Joyner, 62, who runs a 385-acre owned and leased cow-calf operation with his son, is a family man, a devoted Christian, a Republican and political conservative.
    He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in October of 2011 to serve the remainder of an unexpired commission term for District 1.

  • Shipp to run for county clerk

    Hi! I’m Danny Shipp, your Clerk of Court.
    I reside in Bronson with my wife of 37 years, Donna Wilkerson Shipp. We have two daughters, DeeJay, married to Chris Woods and Dana, married to Travis Lamb. We have four grandchildren, Kyle and Skylar Lamb, and Sarah and Emma Woods. My wife and I feel very blessed to have raised our family with the foundation of values only a community such as ours can provide.

  • Diamond announces for county commission

  • Hinote seeks District 2 seat on school board

    My name is Billy Hinote and I am a candidate for Levy County School Board District 2 and would like to let you know a few things about me.
    I have resided in Levy County for 42 years. I graduated from Chiefland High School in 1978. Then I went to the IBEW Local 349 Electrical Trade School in Miami.
    I have owned and operated Hinote Electric for the past 20 years. I am also the chairman of the Levy County Construction and Industry Licensing Board.

  • Maps firm, candidates line up

    With the state Supreme Court's approved redistricting maps in effect for the 2012 elections and Levy County, for once it is not parceled out several ways.
    Of course, while keeping the county in one piece, it can no longer claim the votes — or attention — of three state representatives, two state senators and two representatives in Congress.
    The county's 40,000-plus residents must be content with one state representative, one state senator and one member of Congress.
    As a result of redistricting, the county is now in:

  • DeHaven to run for school board

    My name is Marissa (Haldeman) DeHaven, and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Levy County School Board, District 2.  I am a life-long resident of Levy County.  I reside in Cedar Key with my husband, Mark, and our four children; Micah, 5, and Maya, Max and Marina, our 2-year-old triplets.