Florida Votes 2020: What To Expect In The Dixie 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 Dixie County, here is everything you need to know about the local race.

Election day for the Dixie 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 the Dixie County Supervisor of Elections office or by printing and mailing this registration form to the same address. Find information on mail-in, or absentee ballots, click here.

Who is on the ballot in Dixie County?

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

State Senate (District 5)
Name Party Money raised
as of June 15
Jennifer Bradley Republican $480,476
Jason Holifield Republican $11,865

 

Dixie County Commission: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Gerald Montgomery Non-partisan $600
Paul “Jody” Stephenson Republican $4,000

 

Dixie County Commission: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Mark Hatch Republican $1,100
John Jenkins Non-partisan $2,020

 

Dixie County Commission: District 5
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Martin Barber Jr. Non-partisan  $2,740
David Osteen Non-partisan  $1,000
Keith Reed Non-partisan  $600
James Valentine Republican  $400

 

Dixie County School Board: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Crystal Bush Non-partisan $50
Cheryl Pridgeon Non-partisan $2,000
Samantha Sanders Non-partisan $2,900

 

Dixie County School Board: District 4
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Timothy Alexander Non-partisan $100

 

Dixie County Judge
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Jennifer Johnson Non-partisan  $339.10

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Barbara “Barbie” Higginbotham Republican $10,000
Christie Johnson Non-partisan $2,150
Jaimie NesSmith Non-partisan $1,969.98

 

Property Appraiser
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Robert “Robbie” Lee Non-Partisan $100

 

Sheriff
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Michael Brannin Republican $1,700
Darby Butler Non-partisan $7,000
Nicholas Hatcher Non-partisan $3,720
Jamey King Non-partisan $2,851.90

 

Supervisor of Elections
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Starlet Cannon Republican $100

 

Superintendent of Schools
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Michael Thomas Republican $100

 

Tax Collector
Name Party Money raised
as of June 17
Michelle Cannon Non-partisan $100

 

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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