Tag: House District 21


Chuck Clemons has won the Republican primary. The Alachua County Republican defeated Wenda Lewis in House District 21. According to unofficial election results, Clemons received 46 percent of the vote, followed by Lewis with 36 percent. Republican Tim Rogers received 17 percent. A Santa Fe College administrator and former Alachua County commissioner, Clemons was endorsed […]

Drew WilsonMay 31, 2016

Republican Chuck Clemons announced Tuesday that former House Speaker Allan Bense endorsed him in the race for House District 21. “Chuck Clemons has the right experience to be an effective and outstanding leader in the Florida House for North Central Florida,” Bense said in a statement. “A lifelong area resident, Chuck has a deep understanding […]

Peter SchorschMay 11, 2016

Republican businesswoman Wenda Lewis remained the top fundraiser in House District 21 last month with $32,747 in contributions. Lewis’ April report marks the third $30,000-plus month in her campaign and after $24,798 in expenditures, the Lewis Oil CEO has $155,059 in the bank, including $100,000 in loans. “The campaign’s message of the importance of sending […]

Drew WilsonMarch 21, 2016

Two more candidates have filed for House District 21, setting up a four-way Republican Primary to replace Gainesville Rep. Keith Perry in the Alachua County seat. Pharmacist Tim Rogers filed for the seat as a Republican on March 14, followed by school teacher Marihelen Wheeler, a Democrat, on March 17. The pair join Republicans Chuck […]

Drew WilsonMarch 12, 2016

Republican House District 21 candidate Chuck Clemons put out a news release Friday touting his first-month fundraising haul of $36,000, though his exuberance may be short-lived. “I’m humbled by the generosity of my family, friends, and neighbors who encouraged me to offer myself as a candidate to serve north central Florida in the statehouse,” Clemons […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 29, 2016

Standing in front of the Alachua County Court House Monday former state Sen. Rod Smith teased a “major announcement” for Tuesday morning, almost certainly his entry into the race for the newly redrawn Senate District 8. The Gainesville lawyer and former Florida Democratic Party chairman would be the second candidate in the contest, joining Gainesville Republican […]


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