Tag Archives: Elections

Election Update: Mayor’s race goes to runoff, Wells captures 54 percent of District 4 vote

By and on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 8:36 am

Update 11:21 p.m.: Defeated Gainesville mayoral and city commissioner for district 4 candidates have commented on Tuesday night’s election results. Mayoral candidate Pete Johnson in an interview offered his congratulations to the two candidates, incumbent Craig Lowe and former City Commissioner Ed Braddy, who compete in the [...]

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Gainesville polls open until 7 p.m.

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

Alachua County supervisor of elections Pam Carpenter said she expects a 15 to 20 percent voter turnout for this election.

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Randy Wells

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Randy Wells is focused on improving the quality of life and enforcing city policies and codes if he’s re-elected. Wells, 45, is seeking re-election as District 4 City Commissioner. He is currently the chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee and [...]

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Mac McEachern

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Mac McEachern, 81, is running for city commission again, after serving on city commission and as mayor in the 1980s.

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District 4 Candidate Profile: Alfredo Espinosa

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Alfredo Espinosa, a 21-year-old junior building construction major at the University of Florida, is focusing on more than just mid-terms this semester. Espinosa is a candidate for a seat on the District 4 City Commission. The Delta Tau Delta Fraternity [...]

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Qualifying week begins for Gainesville elections

By on January 28th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Candidates must complete the qualifying process if they want their names on the ballot. Qualifying fees are about $400 for mayor and about $300 for city commissioner.

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Josh Romney speaks at UF, emphasizes importance of youth vote

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

The son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped by the University of Florida to talk about his father and his father’s plan for the country if elected president.

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Herman Cain brings message to Gainesville

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:58 am

Former GOP candidate Herman Cain spoke at the University of Florida as part of a college tour to encourage students to be informed and to pursue their goals.

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Encouraging signs in local housing market, economy despite upcoming election season

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Housing markets in Alachua County and Marion County are expected to improve despite election season, according to August real estate reports.

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Law may limit days for early voting

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

A law being challenged in the Florida federal court could decrease the amount of days to vote early.

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