Voters choose judges and legislators

These are results, as reported unofficially on election night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Lake O regional judicial circuit, legislative election results

These are results, as reported unofficially on Election Night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Hendry and Glades County elections hotly contested

In elections south of Lake Okeechobee, two seats on the Glades County Board of Commissioners and one Hendry County Board seat were contested, and there were seven candidates for Clewiston City Commission, including the three members whose terms end this year. One challenger collected more votes than even the mayor of Clewiston, and longtime Commissioner […]

Glades candidates discuss their goals for county

MOORE HAVEN — Four candidates are on the ballot for two Glades County commissioner positions in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent John Ahern faces challenger Jerri Lynn Schlueter for the Glades County Board seat of District 4; Jeff Barnes is running against Donna Storter Long for her District 2 seat. County Board District 2 Jeff Barnes: A […]

News from the Glades County Property Appraiser: Tax Roll Certification

The 2018 Glades County Tax Rolls have been certified to Gail Jones, tax collector, and she has asked that I let you know that your tax bills will be mailed on Oct. 31. Understanding Amendment 1 & 2 As your property appraiser, I want to be sure that you are informed of any legislation that […]

Guest Commentary: Views on constitutional amendments

Democracy is hard work. Voters this year must consider a long list of proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Amendments that receive support from 60 percent of voters become part of our state’s supreme law. On the 2018 ballot are 12 amendments. There were 13, but the Florida Supreme Court removed Amendment 8 because its […]

Amendments on the ballot

Amendment 5 was placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature, at the request of Gov. Rick Scott. This amendment would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature in order to increase taxes or fees. As things stand now, the Legislature can increase taxes, except corporate income tax, through a simple majority vote. If it […]

Browning, incumbents take council seats

A newcomer to municipal politics received more votes than either of the two incumbent Moore Haven City Council members who competed during the Aug. 28 primary in Glades County. Wayne Clay Browning received 174 votes (33 percent) in Tuesday’s balloting for three council seats at the city’s two precincts, while Councilman Marc Decker got 115 […]

Moore Haven challengers sound off on issues

MOORE HAVEN — Two challengers are in the running for Moore Haven City Council in Tuesday’s election. Last week’s Glades County Democrat profiled the incumbents seeking to retain their seats, Mayor Bret Whidden and Councilman Marc Decker. The other two candidates are James T. Fielder and Wayne Clay Browning Jr. Candidate profiles Mr. Browning, 49, […]

Council incumbents sound off on issues

MOORE HAVEN — In the Moore Haven election for three City Council seats that will be decided Tuesday, Aug. 28, there are four candidates including two incumbents. The top three “vote-getters” will claim the seats on the City Council. The candidates are Mayor Bret Whidden, Councilman Marc Decker, James T. Fielder and Wayne Clay Browning […]