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

Election day for the Putnam 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 or by printing and mailing or dropping off this physical registration form to the Putnam County Supervisor of Elections office. For information on mail-in, or absentee ballots, click here.

Who is on the ballot in Putnam County?

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

 City of Palatka Commissioner: Group 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Tammie Valentine
Non-partisan $50

 

 City of Palatka Commissioner: Group 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Willie Jones
Non-partisan $2,460.83
Allegra Kitchens
Non-partisan $300
David Parsons
Non-partisan $4,565

 

 Town of Pomona Park Mayor
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
John Morbitzer
Non-partisan $540
Joseph Svingala
Non-partisan $0

 

Putnam County Commission: District 1
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Robert “Bill” Pickens
Republican $1,250

 

Putnam County Commission: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Rhonda Drackett
Republican $6,243.90
Douglas Hays
Non-partisan $0
Joshua Mast
Democrat $4,205
Larry Masters
Republican $6,275
Terry Turner
Republican $24,175

 

Putnam County Commission: District 5
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Paul Adamczyk
Republican  $15,094.99
Michael Barican
Republican  $9,490
Buddy Goddard
Republican  $6,935
Mike Lambert
Republican  $0
Walton Pellicer
Republican  $5,850

 

Putnam County School Board: District 2
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
David Buckles
Non-partisan $1,000

 

Putnam County School Board: District 3
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Sandra Gilyard
Non-partisan $1,020

 

Putnam County Judge: Group 2 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Elizabeth Morris
Non-partisan  $0

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court 
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Kenny Downs
Republican $28,205
Douglas McClure
Republican $5,348
Matt Reynolds
Republican $12,630

 

Property Appraiser
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Freddy Garrett
Republican $6,400
Tim Parker
Republican $22,505

 

Sheriff
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Homer “Gator” DeLoach
Republican  $1,030
Edison Edison
Non-partisan $0

 

Supervisor of Elections
Name Party Money raised
as of June 18
Charles Overturf III
Republican $3,944.83

 

Superintendent of Schools
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Pamela Brown
Democrat $4,549.99
Rick Surrency
Republican $13,960

 

Tax Collector
Name Party Money raised
as of June 19
Linda Myers
Republican $1,000

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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