Politics

Hernando County School Board Candidates Seat 2

October 08, 2016 - 16:09

Statements provided by candidate or candidate's representative

William James Vonada

I believe that education is the most important factor in determining the long-term future of our community, our nation, and our world. Over the past decade, I have witnessed a distortion of the purpose of public education, leading to misallocations of resources, a decline in the number of passionate people willing to work in it, and an overall lapse in its effectiveness. It is for these reasons that I have decided to run for the District 4 School Board seat in Hernando County.

Results of 2016 Primary Election - County and State

September 01, 2016 - 10:13

There were three outright winners in the primary election: Blaise Ingoglia, Kristie Ruppe, and Linda K. Prescott. To win without a run off the nonpartisan candidates had to receive more than 50% of the vote.

Kristie Ruppe was solidly elected to County Judge. She earned 68.10% of the vote in her race against incumbent Donald M. "Sonny" McCathran Jr.

Linda K. Prescott also had a very strong win, earning the School Board District 2 seat with 59.25% of the votes. She was facing two other candidates Steven Van Gorden and Mario Littman.

Coffee with a candidate: Daniel Webster

August 11, 2016 - 21:14

We sat down to talk with Daniel Webster recently at a local coffee shop. Daniel Webster currently represents Florida's 10th district in the United States House of Representatives. The district lines keep getting redrawn due to lawsuits related to the voter passed constitutional amendment that required districts to follow natural boundaries. This has led to lawsuits and constantly changing districts. Due to the district changing, Mr. Webster who owns a house in the 11th District, decided to run in this district. It contains a small portion of his existing district.

Candidate Races Solidified: Post June 24 Race Recap

July 07, 2016 - 15:51

Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Tax Collector Sally Daniel, Brooksville City Councilman William Kemerer and Clerk of Circuit Court Don Barbee can all breathe a sigh of relief as the candidate filing deadline, June 24 has come and gone. No challengers emerged in the last minute to face off with these incumbents, so they are automatically re-elected.

Candidate races are fairly fluid until the candidate filing deadline, after which no others can enter the race. On a state and local level, several races have seen some changes in the days leading up to the deadline.

Politics in the Park to provide forum for voters to interact with candidates

July 07, 2016 - 15:41

The third Politics in the Park event is set for July 14th. Politics in the Park is put on every two years by the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce so voters can learn more about the candidates running for election to state, local and national positions. By law, all candidates are invited to participate.

Local Candidates Elected with no Opposition

June 24, 2016 - 15:27

JUNE 24- Candidate filing deadline- Several local candidates running unopposed for re-election and have been officially elected, Al Nienhuis: Hernando County Sheriff, Sally Daniel: Hernando County Tax Collector, Don Barbee: Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller and William Kemerer: Brooksville City Councilman Seat 3.

As of Noon today, the Supervisor of Elections has qualified 31 local candidates, 68 Republican Precinct Committeemen/women, 13 Democrat Precinct Committeemen/women and 3 Republican State Committeemen/Women- for a total of 115 local candidates.

Is Bernie dishonest, brainwashed or just ignorant?

June 20, 2016 - 23:21

Bernie Sanders is folksy appearing in his rumpled suits and spastic finger pointing. His speeches are direct with simply expressed ideas. Bernie clearly attacks the “1%ers” of each party. The Wall Street lobbyists, big money friends are his primary targets. He often infers that our nation is too capitalistic and we should adopt socialistic policies. His older brother, Larry, who he greatly admires, placed him on his socialist path. He has stated he is a “democratic socialist,” the same term Lenin used before Russia was revealed as a communist state.

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