DECISION 2020 — CANDIDATE PROFILES

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2020 Orange County Elections
March 17th:
Apopka Council Seat 3

Doug Bankson (inc.)

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 Leroy Bell

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Apopka Council Seat 4

 Kyle Becker (inc.)

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Lorena Potter

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Belle Isle Council District 7

 Sue Nielsen (inc.)

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 John Evertsen

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Eatonville Council Seat 4

Tarus Mack (inc.)

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Marlin Daniels

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Eatonville Council Seat 5

James Benderson

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Angie Gardner

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Maitland Council Seat 2

Justin Brownlee

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Vance Guthrie

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Winter Garden Commission District 1

 Lisa Bennett

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Joseph Richardson

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Winter Garden Charter Amendment 1

Shall Article ll, Section 11 of the Charter be amended to provide for four year terms of the members of the commission and mayor instead of the current three year terms?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 2

Shall Article Il, Section 16 and Article lll, Section 27 of the Charter be amended to specify and provide more detailed provisions related to the hearing process for forfeiture of office against an elected official and removal of a city manager which provisions are intended to protect the due process rights of the official who is the subject of such hearings?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 3

Shall Article ll, Section 17 of the Charter be amended to extend from six to eighteen months the length of unexpired term caused by a mid-term vacancy that may be filled by the commission rather than election; extend from thirty to forty-five the number ofdays after the vacancy the commission must make such appointment, and extend from sixty to ninety days after the vacancy the time for conducting an election, when required?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 4

Shall Article ll, Section 20 of the Charter be amended to state that City shall follow State law regarding advertising of proposed ordinances and shall Article V Section 46 of the Charter be amended to conform to the existing State law terminology of "vote-by-mail ballots" regarding elections?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

 

 

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 5

Shall Article 11, Section 21 of the Charter be amended to provide that a commissioner may vote on emergency measures by telephonic or other audio/ visual methods provided that such commissioner can hear and be heard by all in attendance at the meeting?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

 

 

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 6

Shall Article ll, Section 22 and Section 23 of the Charter be amended to delete unnecessary language and simplify existing language regarding revision and repeal of ordinances?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 7

Shall Article lll, Section 28 of the Charter be amended to extend the time allowed for a city manager to establish residency within the City and allow the commission to waive the city manager residency requirement for good cause shown?

YES to approve

NO to reject

 

 

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 8

Shall Article V, Section 48 be amended to require that the election canvassing board be established by July 1 of each year instead of ninety days prior to July 1; Article V, Section 57 be amended to extend the time for filing citizen referendum petitions, and Article V, Section 58 be amended to clarify that time limits of five or fewer days in the citizen initiative or referendum process shall mean business days?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

 

 

Winter Garden Charter Amendment 9

Shall Article Vlll, Section 65 of the Charter be amended to specify that the city manager shall report any appropriation transfers to the commission within thirty days?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Commission Seat 1

Jeffrey Blydenburgh

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James "Marty" Sullivan

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Winter Park Commission Seat 2

Carl Creasman

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Sheila DeCiccio

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Winter Park Charter Amendment 1

Gender Neutral, Preamble, Title Changes and Sections 1.01 and 1.03

Shall the Winter Park City Charter be amended to provide for gender neutral language, modify the preamble to inspire a diverse and inclusive government, change the titles to Articles I and V and Sections 1.01 and 4.01 to better reflect the substance of provisions, delete obsolete language, amend Section 1.01 to provide for liberal interpretation of powers, and amend Section 2.08 to eliminate references to keeping a journal?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 2

Annual Base Salary of Mayor and City Commissioners

Shall Section 2.05 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to provide for a minimum annual base salary of $12,600 for City Commissioners and $15,000 for the Mayor effective on October 1, 2020 and to provide for annual increases or decreases to base salaries based on the Consumer Price Index?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 3

Form of Government

Shall a new Section 1.03 of the Winter Park City Charter be created to clarify the City’s form of government as the Commission - Manager form of government, which is consistent with how the City currently operates and the existing Charter, and renumber the existing Section 1.03 to Section 5.10?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 4

Form of Ballot and Elections

Shall Section 3.03 and Section 3.04 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to require that the conducting of city elections and form of ballots be consistent with state law, to delete the requirements for charter amendment ballots and to eliminate the subsection on poll workers to avoid potential conflicts with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections’ poll worker operations?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 5

Citizen Referendum Petitions

Shall Section 5.05 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to change the deadline for citizen referendum petitions to reconsider an ordinance from 30 days to 45 days after the commission adopts an ordinance and to amend Section 5.08 of the City Charter to change the deadline for conducting a referendum on a citizen referendum petition from 60 days to 90 days from the date that the petition was deemed sufficient?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 6

Filling of Commissioner Vacancies

Shall Section 2.07 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to give flexibility as to whether to fill a Commissioner vacancy through appointment by the remaining members of the City Commission for vacancies in office occurring within 60 days of a general election?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 7

Board Appointments and Election of Vice Mayor

Shall Section 2.06 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to clarify the timing of the election of the Vice Mayor and to delete the Mayor’s lone board appointment authority and shall a new Section 2.19 of the City Charter be created establishing the size of city boards at seven members and providing for the Mayor to have three board member appointments and one appointment by each of the four City Commissioners?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 8

Quorum, Voting and Video-Conferencing

Shall Section 2.08 and Section 2.11 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to permit a quorum for voting purposes to be established by a majority of the City Commission being present in person or by way of video-conferencing and to restrict a Commission member’s use of video-conferencing to not more than three times per year and by rules and procedures adopted by the City Commission?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 9

Auditor Contract Term

Shall Section 2.17 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to change the contract term for the city’s auditor from three years to five years?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 10

Nonpartisan Elections

Shall Section 3.01 of the Winter Park City Charter be amended to prohibit candidates for mayor or commissioner to campaign as a member of any political party and from accepting campaign contributions from any political party, and to establish maximum civil fines for violations and giving the City Commission authority to adopt an ordinance to determine violations, provide due process and set fines concerning non-partisan requirements?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

Winter Park Charter Amendment 11

Charter Amendment Process

Shall the charter amendment provisions of Section 1.03 of the Winter Park City Charter be renumbered to Section 5.10 and be amended to change the deadline from 60 days to 180 days to hold a vote on a proposed charter amendment after an elector petition is certified as sufficient?

- YES to approve

- NO to reject

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ELECTION CALENDAR:

  • March 17, 2020
    • Presidential Preference Primary
    • Flagler County municipal elections
    • Lake County municipal elections
    • Orange County municipal elections
    • Seminole County municipal elections
  • August 18, 2020
    • Primary Election
  • November 3, 2020
    • General Election

 

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