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What’s up with the recount?

What’s up with the recount?

As Floridians watched election results update in real time late into the night Tuesday and even into Wednesday, it became clear that some of the state’s most contentious races would be decided by fractions of a percentage point. As unofficial results became final, the decisions in those races became anything but. Read the full article […]

Near-record numbers in election

Near-record numbers in election

Voters of Santa Rosa county turned out to vote in numbers not seen since the 2008 General Election, and before that you have to go all the way back to 1984 when the voter turnout was 70.28 percent of all registered voters.  In this 2016 election the percentage was 68.04.  In a heated presidential race […]

When, where, how to vote

When, where, how to vote

Roughly 25 percent of Santa Rosa County’s nearly 131,000 voters have already cast their ballot for the presidential election after early voting opened in the county Monday, Oct. 24. Santa Rosa’s voters, the majority of which have been Republican, have cast 19,755 early votes and 13,224 votes by mail. Of the early votes the majority, […]

Move afoot to get Parker seated now

Move afoot to get Parker seated now

Republican nominee Sam Parker is the only candidate left standing for the District 1 County Commissioner’s seat after write-in candidate Caleb Boudreaux dropped out Sept. 1. If he had defeated Boudreaux in the general election he would have taken office Nov. 15 at the end of previous commissioner Jayer Williamson’s term, but the seat is […]

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Candidate signs have been going up like wildfire here, there and everywhere – something code enforcement won’t be happy about since so many enthusiastic campaign staffers forget to take them down after the elections are over. There were a number of late-minute surprises last week at the Santa Rosa County Elections office in what has […]

The Conventions: Why Words Matter In Politics

The Conventions: Why Words Matter In Politics

With all the hype surrounding the possibility of an unconventional convention taking place for Republicans this election cycle, understanding what a “brokered” or “contested” convention is becomes important. Also important is an understanding of how a national political convention works and just how volatile a process it is. Read the full article in the Mar. […]

Congressman Miller announces retirement

Congressman Miller announces retirement

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has announced his retirement, saying he will not seek re-election in 2016 after having served eight terms. Miller, The Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman and Florida’s 1st District representative said in a statement, “Fifteen years ago when Vicki and I were praying about running for Congress, we could have never imagined what may […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 6

5 Things to Know in Florida for June 6

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Ex-NYPD officer gets 10 years’ prison in Florida drug deal A former New York Police Department officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking part in a $200,000 Florida cocaine deal. A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale imposed […]

Florida House abruptly adjourns early over budget impasse

Florida House abruptly adjourns early over budget impasse

The annual session of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature crashed to a halt Tuesday as the House adjourned three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion. Bills covering everything from tax cuts to gambling and medical marijuana died as a result. The abrupt showdown also raises the possibility of a […]

Another candidate joins commission race

Another candidate joins commission race

Navarre area business owner Karen Aloy filed papers March 14 to enter the race as a candidate for Santa Rosa County Commission District 4, a seat currently held by Commissioner Jim Melvin. Aloy filed as a Republican with the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Office and joins five others – James Broxson, Yvonne Harper, […]