Pasco readies for big building program

Voter approval of four general obligation bond issues in November has set the stage for a major building program in Pasco County. The bond revenues will go to expand the Pasco County Detention Center; to update and expand fire rescue facilities; to upgrade libraries; and, to spruce up and improve park and recreational facilities. Pasco County staff members briefed commissioners on the timing … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 03/06/2019

Sample ballots and early voting Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has announced that Sample Ballots for the April 9 Municipal and Special Primary elections are available online at PascoVotes.com. The supervisor’s office also intended to send the vote-by-mail ballots for the more than 12,000 requested on March 5, after The Laker/Lutz News print deadline. Voter turnout will … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 02/20/2019

House District 38 Two Republicans and a Democrat are vying in a special election to fill the vacant seat in Florida State House District 38. Danny Burgess had been re-elected to the post, but vacated it after Gov. Ron DeSantis offered him the position of executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  The Republican candidates that have qualified for the race are Randy … [Read more...]

Spotlight is always on Florida, Pasco elections supervisor says

Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley recently spoke at the East Pasco Networking Group’s breakfast meeting, touching on a number of topics involving elections. For one thing, Pasco is gearing up for a special election to fill the Florida State House District 38 seat, vacated by Danny Burgess, who was invited by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as the executive director of the Florida … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 01/16/2019

Candidates vying to fill District 38 vacancy Democrat Kathy Lynn Lewis and Republican Randy Maggard have pre-filed to seek the seat expected to be vacated by Danny Burgess, who was selected by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as executive director of the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley said no official word had been received regarding Burgess … [Read more...]

DeSantis wants Burgess to lead state’s veterans affairs

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has announced his recommendation of state Rep. Danny Burgess to serve as the state’s next executive director of Florida's Department of Veterans Affairs. If his appointment is confirmed, Burgess will have to resign from his District 38 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. “It’s bittersweet,” Burgess said, noting the appointment “is completely unexpected … [Read more...]

Early numbers reveal voters are engaged for midterms

Early numbers reveal that Pasco County voters are enthusiastic about midterm elections, said Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley. “Voters are definitely more engaged this time, for a midterm, than we’ve seen in some time,” he said. “As we approach the general (election), it’s a very, very long ballot, with a lot of amendments on it, but so far, I’ve got to tell you, the turnout has … [Read more...]

Results are in for Florida’s primary

Florida’s voters went to the polls last week in a primary that captured national attention when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum stunned political prognosticators by defeating the predicted winner Gwen Graham. If he wins in November, Gillum would become Florida’s first black governor. On the Republican side of the ledger, Congressman Ron DeSantis — endorsed by President … [Read more...]

Voters head out to polls in Florida’s primary election

Voters will be heading to the polls on Aug. 28 in Florida’s primary election. Statewide, voters will decide who will represent the Democrats and who will represent the Republicans in a number of seats, including the race for governor. On the local front, voters will cast their ballots for districts one, three and five of the Pasco County School Board. The winner of those school board … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 08/15/2018

Pasco elections supervisor addresses election security Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley issued this statement on Aug. 9, regarding election security in Pasco County. "As an election administrator in the nation's largest battleground state, my fellow SOE's and I are highly cognizant of the ongoing and evolving threats to elections security,” Corley said, in the statement … [Read more...]