Qualifying period for municipal seats
Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley announced that qualifying period for Municipal Elections began at noon on Feb. 8 and ends at noon on Feb. 15, according to a news release from Corley’s office.
After the qualifying period ends, a determination will be made regarding the municipalities that will hold elections, which are scheduled on April 12.
Interested parties should contact their respective city clerk for more information on candidate qualifying.
Municipal elections are for voters residing within the city limits only.
Information on city candidates is available on the Supervisor of Elections’ website, PascoVotes.gov, and sample ballots will be published in the Tampa Bay Times on April 8. Election results will be posted on PascoVotes.gov.
Voters going to the polls for Municipal Elections should bring photo and signature identification, or they will be required to vote a provisional ballot.
Voters also are encouraged to update their voter registration record prior to election day by contacting the elections’ office at 800-851-8754, or by visiting PascoVotes.gov.
Central Pasco Democratic Club
The Central Pasco Democratic Club will meet, via Zoom, on Feb. 16.
The guest speaker will be Amy Weintraub, the Reproductive Rights program director for Progress Florida and chair of the Reproductive Rights Task Force for NOW.
Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m, followed by the meeting at 6:45 p.m., and the guest speaker at 7 p.m.
East Pasco Democratic Club
The East Pasco Democratic Club is scheduled to meet on Feb. 21, remotely, via ZOOM.
Speakers will discuss winning in 2022.
Moore retires from District 2
Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore has announced he will not run for reelection when his term in District 2 expires in November. In sharing the news, Moore said the decision came after much deliberation with his family. He plans to retire from politics and return to the private sector, his announcement said.
Candidates lining up for local seats
Here’s a look at candidates in local races that have filed as of Feb. 3, according to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections website:
Pasco County Commission
District 2 candidates:
Troy F. Stevenson
District 4 candidates
Gary H. Bradford
Christina M. Fitzpatrick
Shannon J. Wittwer
Pasco County School Board
Johnathan D. McKeen-Chaff
Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore has announced he is retiring from his seat in November. He has endorsed candidate Seth Weightman to replace him on the county board.
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