primary election

Primary election spurs strong turnout

Primary election spurs strong turnout

The 2018 primary election drew more than one-fourth of the voting population to the polls, and many in Santa Rosa County are celebrating that turnout. Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane said she was pleased to see the spike in participation. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press […]

What you condone, you own

What you condone, you own

And, silence is permission Navarre Press is certain the outcome of the primary election, including the win by District 4 commissioner-elect Dave Piech is what is best for Navarre and Santa Rosa County. Piech used a saying in his campaign, “No vote, no voice,” and residents responded in big numbers (well, bigger than years past). The […]

New school board seeks harmony with teachers

New school board seeks harmony with teachers

With two teachers union-backed candidates winning seats on the Santa Rosa School Board, some members foresee more cooperation on the lingering pay dispute that could ease contention with District Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. “We need to look at our priorities, which include instructional salaries,” said Wei Ueberschaer. She defeated District 5 board incumbent Scott Peden, winning […]

Williamson campaign postcard makes false claims

Williamson campaign postcard makes false claims

As District 4’s heated election season comes to a close, potentially thousands of voters received mail-out postcards touting current District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson as a conservative businessman and avid supporter of President Donald Trump. The mailer, marked as approved and paid for by the Rob Williamson campaign, also paints Williamson’s opponent, Dave Piech, […]

The many faces of Rob

The many faces of Rob

Many months ago, District 4 commissioner and incumbent candidate Rob Williamson was keeping count of how many editorials we wrote about him. In the spirit of not wanting to disappoint him, and because time may be running out for the opportunity, we have at least one more. He won’t mind because he recently said on […]

Deadline looms in school board, District 4 commissioner races

Deadline looms in school board, District 4 commissioner races

As primary election voting inches closer, the window is closing for school board candidates to win over voters. All three of the school board seats up for grabs will be decided on the primary ballot Aug. 28, and votes in the race can be cast as early as Aug. 13. For much of the race, […]

Development and zoning tops debate questions

Development and zoning tops debate questions

Questions repeatedly returned to issues of development and allowing exceptions to the land development code during the Santa Rosa Republican Women’s county commissioners candidate forum Tuesday. The questions were submitted by the members in attendance, and candidates for both District 4 County Commission, representing Navarre, and District 2 representing Milton were invited to answer. District […]

July 30 deadline for voter registration

July 30 deadline for voter registration

Qualifying citizens of Santa Rosa County have less than a week to update their voter party affiliation or get registered to vote ahead of the primary election Aug. 28. The Supervisor of Election’s books close 30 days prior to Election Day, meaning the deadline for changes is July 30. Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane said […]

Infrastructure tops debate questions

Infrastructure tops debate questions

For the first time on a single platform, Navarre-area District 4 County Commission candidates Dave Piech and incumbent Rob Williamson met in debate at Grover T’s Restaurant May 3 during the Santa Rosa Republicans County Commission Debate. The pair fielded questions on a variety of issues including party affiliation, taxes and economic growth. Williamson told […]

Broxson and Hill eye the future

Broxson and Hill eye the future

The estranged friends who battled for Northwest Florida’s state senate seat are both making plans in the wake of Doug Broxson’s decisive win over fellow Republican Mike Hill. Broxson said he is already focused on ensuring that legislators in other parts of the state don’t muscle away some of the $1.5 billion in BP settlement […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 31

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 31

FLORIDA VOTES IN PRIMARY FEATURING RUBIO, WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ Florida voters cast ballots in a primary Tuesday featuring two politicians hoping to hold onto their seats after this year’s bruising presidential contest, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. 911 CALLS: ‘GUNSHOTS GOING LIKE CRAZY’ IN PULSE NIGHTCLUB A mother called 911 for help as she […]

Frazier: Do away with Social Security

Frazier: Do away with Social Security

If you are younger than 35, you should expect to retire much later in life. That was U.S. representative candidate Matt Gaetz’s stance on Social Security during the 2016 Candidate Forum Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Tiger Point Community Center. “We have observed the greatest generational theft that mankind has ever known through Social Security […]

Broxson criticizes water utility endorsements

Broxson criticizes water utility endorsements

Doug Broxson has been phoning members of the Holley-Navarre Water System board to express concerns over their plan to endorse a candidate for the Northwest Florida Senate seat he is seeking. Broxson, the Republican state representative for Santa Rosa and northern Okaloosa counties, told the Navarre Press he objects to appearing for an interview before […]

And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Only 14.62 percent of Santa Rosa County’s 123,472 voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s primary election. “That’s extremely low,” said Commissioner Lane Lynchard, a member of the county canvassing board. “Looking back over the past few primaries in non-Presidential elections, it’s been just over 20 percent,” noted Lynchard, adding, “I would have expected 20 percent, so it’s surprising that the […]

Democrat enters commission race

Democrat enters commission race

Voters heading to the polls in Santa Rosa County will have choices when it comes to candidates in the District 2 commission race this fall. Kristopher Daniel Long filed papers May 16 with the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections making him the first Democrat to enter the race. Read more in the May 29 […]

Incorporation supporters delay trip to Milton

Incorporation supporters delay trip to Milton

Members of Citizens to Incorporate Navarre had planned to be in Milton May 5 to present petitions and ask the Santa Rosa County Commissioners to place a non-binding straw poll on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot but committee members have now decided to wait until May 19. “We expect the agenda will be full with flooding […]