Florida Votes 2020: What To Expect In The Alachua County Primary Election

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By summer’s end, Floridians will vote to make elective change at the local, state and national level. If you are a voter in Alachua County, here is everything you need to know about the local race.

Election day for the Alachua County primary is Aug. 18. Registered voters, with proper identification, may cast ballots at a polling place — from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — within their respective district, or precinct. Find yours here.

The deadline to register for the 2020 Primary Election is July 20. The deadline to register for the 2020 General Election — on Nov. 3 — is Oct. 5. Citizens may update or register voter information various ways: online, in-person at designated locations or by printing and mailing this physical registration form to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office. For information on mail-in, or absentee ballots, click here.

Who is on the ballot in Alachua County?

The last day candidates could officially qualify was June 12. The italicized names denote a candidate’s incumbent status, if applicable.

U.S. House of Representatives (3rd District)
Name Party Money raised
as of July 20
Kat Cammack Republican $461,892.66
Ryan Chamberlin Republican $151,253.40
Todd Chase Republican $313,920.71
Adam Christensen Democrat $20,012.13
Philip Dodds Democrat $21,278.17
Bill Engelbrecht Republican $68,530
Joe Millado Republican $15,967.25
Gavin Rollins Republican $173,922
Judson Sapp Republican $746,103.01
James St. George Republican $908,309.97
David Theus Republican $16,222.11
Amy Pope Wells Republican $208,880.94
Tom Wells Democrat $13,044.36

 

State House (District 20)
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Yvonne Hayes Hinson Democrat $20,528.33
Rodney Long Democrat $12,034.81

 

Alachua County Commission: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Mary Alford Democrat $19,297.81
Mike Byerly Democrat $0
Raemi Eagle-Glenn Republican $0
Randolph Kaufman Democrat $0

 

Alachua County Commission: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Joy Glanzer Republican $0
Anna Prizzia Democrat $28,206.78
Jason Stanford Democrat $9,076
Kevin Thorpe Democrat $0

 

Alachua County Commission: District 5
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Charles “Chuck”
Chestnut IV
Democrat  $5,200

 

Alachua County School Board: District 2
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Khanh-Lien Banko Non-partisan $32,067.56
Diyonne McGraw Non-partisan $67,965.02

 

Alachua County School Board: District 4
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Sande Calkins Non-partisan $6,190
Leanetta McNealy Non-partisan $9,252

 

Alachua County Judge: Group 4 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Kristine Van Vorst Non-partisan  $10,000

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
J.K. “Jess” Irby Democrat $0

 

Property Appraiser
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Glen Foerst Non-Partisan $0
Matt Geiger Democrat $61,840
Susan McQuillan Democrat $46,225
Wendy Sapp Democrat $24,298.49
Ayesha Solomon Democrat $9,492.20
Kelly Suggs Democrat $4,313.80

 

Sheriff
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Robert Brinkman Democrat $0
Sadie Darnell Democrat $30,730
Clovis Watson Jr. Democrat $53,206

 

Supervisor of Elections
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Kim Barton Democrat $800

 

Tax Collector
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
John Power Democrat $5,340

Find the comprehensive list of candidates’ self-reported campaign finances here.

About Gabriella Paul

Gabriella Paul is a reporter for WUFT. She can be reached at gabbympaul@ufl.edu.

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