Candidates qualify, political groups have meetings

Candidates have qualified for the upcoming election, giving voters plenty to consider. Here are candidates in key races during the 2018 election cycle. Primary voters could decide the outcome for three Pasco County School Board seats. School board races are nonpartisan. Although candidates must live within specific districts, voters countywide select the winners. If a candidate does not receive … [Read more...]

Corley discusses voting system reliability, security

With primary and general elections on tap later this year — and the recent completion of the municipal election — Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley wants local residents to know their vote always counts. His message: “Sleep well at night; we’ve got it covered.” Corley was the featured speaker at the Republican Club of Central Pasco’s recent monthly meeting, where he spoke … [Read more...]

Club meetings planned, endorsements announced

Upcoming club meetings Land O’ Lakes Democrats The Land O' Lakes Democratic Club will host Stephen Perenich, who is running for U.S. Congress in Florida District 12, at the club’s April 4 meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The club meets at Brick City Eatery, 16540 Pointe Village Drive in Lutz. Wesley Chapel Republican Club The Wesley Chapel Republican Club meets April 12 at 6:30 pm at … [Read more...]

Historic election comes to a close

Votes will be counted on Nov. 8 to determine which candidate will be the next president of the Unites States – Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton. But, voters also will choose candidates running for state and local office in Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Absentee and early voting ballots already are being stockpiled in election offices. On election day, both counties will offer free bus … [Read more...]

Apparently, we think Pasco is on the right track

With November’s quadrennial Election Day looming ever larger on our calendars, the importance of what Americans tell pollsters about the condition of the country swells almost by the moment. Indeed, it scarcely matters just now, in the middle of July 2016, whether you’re with Hillary or you’re aboard the Trump train, or even if you’re checking out the shrewd looniness of Libertarian Gary … [Read more...]

Gearing up for primary elections

Even though the primary election isn’t until Aug. 30, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley is reminding voters to be sure they are ready to vote. Florida has a closed primary system, so voters must be sure they are registered in the party in which they wish to vote, Corley said. It’s also essential to be sure you are registered and that your registration has the proper address, … [Read more...]

Speakers present their wish list to lawmakers

Speaker after speaker stepped up to the podium to present their request to Pasco County’s state lawmakers. They wanted funding to help a nonprofit. They wanted lawmakers to put in a good word with state highway officials. Or, they wanted their backing for a special cause. About 100 people gathered on Sept. 29 in the gymnasium of Sunlake High School in Land O’ Lakes for a public forum, … [Read more...]

Charter government discussions continue in Pasco County

Pasco County commissioners spent nearly three hours at a special workshop on Feb. 12 learning about the intricacies of the process for putting a charter-style form of government on the ballot, but they still have more to talk about. So they decided to take it up again at a Feb. 17 workshop. Commissioners could decide to vote on an ordinance to establish a charter advisory committee and that … [Read more...]

Pasco Schools to honor veterans Tuesday

Pasco County Schools are hosting a variety of events on Veterans Day Tuesday to honor those who risked or gave their lives for America's freedoms. The day starts off at Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts with a Veterans Day presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m. It will include Superintendent Kurt Browning as well as Pasco County elections supervisor Brian Corley, and will honor and celebrate … [Read more...]

Burgess heads to Tallahassee, Moore wins commission race

Mike Moore raised a lot of money in his quest to become a member of the Pasco County Commission, but even he knew with Pasco's history of upsets in commission races, there never was a guarantee. Yet, Moore's fundraising and campaign both paid off, as he won the last open seat on the commission, and will keep retiring Pat Mulieri's seat in Republican hands. With 97 percent of precincts … [Read more...]