DECISION 2018 — CANDIDATE PROFILES

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2018 LAKE COUNTY ELECTIONS

November 6th:

Water Authority - District 2

Joseph BonJorn (R)

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Alan Harris (D)

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Casey Griffin (NPA)

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Water Authority - District 3

Carolyn Maimone (R)

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Susan Fetter (D)

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Water Authority - District 4

Butch Hendrick (R)

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Doug Bryant (D - incumbent)

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WATER AUTHORITY - AT-LARGE District 2

Courtney Stokes (R)

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Jeremy Norton (D)

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North Lake Hospital District - NE Seat 2

Barbara Price (R)

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Belita Grassel (D)

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CLERMONT MAYOR

Gail Ash

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Jack Kruse

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Clermont Council - Seat5

Ebo Entsuah

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Diane Travis (incumbent)

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Eustis Commission - Seat 1

Lorenzo Hagins

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Karen LeHeup-Smith

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Nicie Parks

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Eustis Commission - Seat 2

Michael Holland (incumbent)

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Wendell Husebo

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Eustis Charter Amendment

Qualifications of Candidates

Recent court cases have determined two year residency requirements like the City's current residency requirement are illegal.  A one year residency requirement is legal.  The proposed amendment to Article III Section 3 changes the City's residency requirement to one year to comply with the law.

Shall the above-described amendment be adopted?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

 

 
FRUITLAND PARK COMMISSION - DISTRICT 2

Fred Collins

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John Mobilian

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Groveland Mayor

Matthew Baumann

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Christopher Walker

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James Smith

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Evelyn Wilson

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Groveland Council - District 3

George Rosario

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Dina Sweatt

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Groveland Council - District 5

Eunice Garbutt

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Jeff Shoobridge

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Groveland Charter Amendment 1

Primary Election Held in the Event More Than Two Candidates Qualify For Any One Seat

Shall Article III, Section 3.03, Charter of Groveland be amended to provide that in the event more than two candidates qualify for any one seat on city council a primary election shall be held with the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast to stand for election so that a candidate must receive more than fifty percent of the votes cast in order to prevail?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

 

 
Groveland Charter Amendment 2

Filling The Seat Of Mayor When Vacated Prior To Expiration Of Term Of Office

Should the Charter of Groveland be amended to provide that if the seat of mayor becomes vacant prior to expiration of the mayor's term of office then the vice-mayor will fill the mayor seat for the remainder of the unexpired term rather than for a full two year term?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

 

 
Groveland Charter Amendment 3

Gender Neutral; Renumbering Of Articles And Sections To Accomodate Revisions And Additions; Addition Of Preamble; Severability Clause

Should the language throughout the Charter of Groveland be revised to be gender neutral by removing and replacing words such as he, him and his, renumbering articles and sections to accomodate revisions and additions to the Charter, adding a preamble to set forth the intent of the Charter, and adding a severability clause?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

 

 
Groveland Charter Amendment 4

Four Year Terms Of Office For Councilmembers And Mayor

Shall the Charter of Groveland be amended to provide for a four-year term of office, instead of the current two-year term of office, for mayor and each councilmember with a one-time interim three-year term of office for councilmembers elected to Districts 2 and 4?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

 

 
Groveland Charter Amendment 5

Limitations On Interference With City Administration By City Council

Should the Charter of Groveland be amended to delete the requirement for the city manager to notify the council in writing in advance of appointing or removing department heads or other employees; delete the ability of Council to closely scrutinize by personal observation all aspects of city government operations; and add the ability of council members to ask questions and seek information from City staff to assist Council in formulating policies?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

 

 
Howey-in-the-Hills Council - Seat 1

Matthew McGill

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Christian Sears (incumbent)

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Howey-in-the-Hills Council - Seat 2

Martha MacFarlane (incumbent)

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Edward Smith

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Howey-in-the-Hills Council - Seat 3

Ed Conroy (incumbent)

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Don Ellis

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Leesburg Commission - Seat 5

Donald Lukich

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Dan Robuck III

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Mount Dora Council - At-Large

Kate Bellamy

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Crissy Stile

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Donnie Stroud

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Tavares Council - Seat 3

Roy Stevenson

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Robert Wolfe

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Umatilla Ballot Question

Office of the Mayor

Under the current Charter, the Mayor is the titular head of City government, but cannot vote at Council meetings; meanwhile, the Council chooses a President and Vice-President from among themselves to preside and vote at meetings. This amendment combines offices, abandoning the titles “President” and “Vice-President” and establishing Council elected Mayor and Vice-Mayor, providing all elected Council members the authority to vote at Council meetings.

Shall the above-described amendment be adopted?

- YES to accept

- NO to reject

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November 6
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