Winter Park candidate drops lawsuit

Suspends campaign

Winter Park City Commission candidate Ross Johnston suspended his campaign and dropped his lawsuit at once Tuesday morning.

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Winter Park election legal fight

Candidate sues city clerk

A Winter Park City Commissioner’s seat is in limbo and a challenger is waiting for the end of a legal fight to get on the ballot.

Maitland approves March election amendments

Up for vote in March

Maitland residents will have 29 different city charter amendments on their ballots to pass or dismiss this March, following approval from the Maitland City Council Nov. 26.

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Karen Castor Dentel ousts Scott Plakon

John Mica re-elected

Karen Castor Dentel captured her first public office, inching past Rep. Scott Plakon in Florida House of Representatives District 30.

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Winter Park voters flock to polls

Early voting turnout down

The Democracy Project at Rollins College hoped to get students excited about voting and drove them to the polls on a 15-passenger bus on Tuesday.

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Central Florida campaigns accelerate into Nov. 6

Plakon vs. Dentel heats up

Campaigning heats up as Election Day nears closer in local U.S. Congress and state representative races.

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John Mica defeats Sandy Adams

Blowout in primary win

Longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica handily defeated newcomer U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams in an election won by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent.

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Orange Commissioner Edwards wins third term

Third term in District 5

Edwards scored 59 percent of the votes, leaving opponent Gina Duncan with 40 percent.

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Last push for Mica, Adams before Aug. 14

Vote early till Aug. 11

U.S. Rep. John Mica and U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams are competing for the same district.

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Early voting starts Aug. 4

The skinny on three ways to vote: early voting, vote by mail or Election Day voting

Early Voting is one of three voting options available to voters. They also have the option to submit an absentee ballot to vote by mail.

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Winter Park Political Mingle packs civic center

Candidates come to WP

Hundreds packed the main hall of the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center for the Winter Park Chamber's Political Mingle on Monday, July 23.

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East Side Regional Hob Nob at UCF goes nationwide

Hob nob brings out big names

Local politicians took the August and November elections for a test-drive at the East Side Regional Hob Nob on June 26 at UCF.

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Redistricting changes for Winter Park, Maitland

Hob Nob is June 26

Redistricting has changed who’s representing Winter Park, Maitland on all political levels

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Maitland teacher vies for Fla. House District 30

Maitlander runs for House

Dentel follows in her family’s political footsteps, challenges Rep. Scott Plakon for seat.

Staff opinion: Elections aren’t a social death sentence

Local politics tends to alienate the people who had the courage to try to help lead us, and it shouldn’t.

We frequently find that our former public officials, and even those candidates who narrowly missed a seat on the dais, are disappearing from public view, sometimes forever.