Tag: 2018 elections

Scott PowersJanuary 4, 2019
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11min518
On Friday, Florida’s Supreme Court upheld an Orange County charter amendment to make the county’s constitutional officers nonpartisan, a decision that could open partisan and nonpartisan debates in other counties. By a 4-3 vote, the court quashed a lower-court ruling that had kept Orange County’s elections partisan for the constitutional offices of sheriff, tax collector, […]

Drew WilsonOctober 18, 2018
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3min268
The Florida Realtors, the state’s largest professional association, made a seven-figure donation to the principal committee backing one of the property tax measures that will be on the November ballot. Amendment 2 is for Everybody showed a pair checks from the trade group totaling $2.9 million during the reporting period for the week of Oct. […]

Drew WilsonOctober 10, 2018
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3min332
David Robertson, a candidate for a judgeship in Florida’s 8th Judicial Circuit Court, temporarily suspended his campaign Wednesday after his Florida Army National Guard unit was activated to assist in hurricane recovery. “Today, I announce the immediate, temporary suspension of my campaign for Circuit Judge for Florida’s 8th Circuit. Hurricane Michael and duty call, and […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 24, 2018
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4min353
Altamonte Springs Republican Rep. Bob Cortes posted his best campaign finance report of the 2018 cycle, increasing his already significant cash edge over Democratic challenger Joy Goff-Marcil. The new report, which covers the first two weeks of September, shows $70,025 in receipts for the second-term lawmaker and nearly quadruples his heretofore record for a single fundraising […]


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