Alachua County says no to road surtax, yes to school tax renewal
Registered Alachua County voters chose to renew a property tax for local schools. The measure passed with 68 percent of the vote.
The one-mil tax supplements state support for local schools and existing local property taxes dedicated to K-12 schools in Alachua County.
Voters said no to levying a sales surtax to pay for road repairs by 67 percent.
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In Alachua school board elections Tuesday night, Leanetta McNealy defeated her challenger and incumbent Barbara Sharpe for the District 4 Alachua County School board. Voters also renewed a property tax and an increase in sales taxes for road repairs was shot down.
Vice Mayor Marjorie Zander defeated James Mayberry for an Archer City Commission seat.
Alachua County has finished tallying its 63 precincts, according to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections website. At the federal level, registered voters mostly chose to re-elect Democratic incumbents over their Republican challengers. In the presidential race, Barack Obama defeated Mitt [...]
Sixty-eight percent of registered Alachua County voters chose to renew a property tax benefitting local schools.
According to Florida Election Watch Rob Bradley is leading in the Florida Senate District 7 race with 121,679 votes in Alachua, Bradford and Clay counties. Bradley has already won Bradford County with 7,547 votes.