District 1. Access to affordable housing … I am not a bureaucrat that seeks to increase the power and size of government. Alachua County residents need access to good-paying jobs. Not everyone earns a college degree. The county proposed a new, “green” administration building for fiscal year 2021. My wife Alyssa and I moved to Grand County from Iowa 2 weeks after we got married in 2003. The winner of this election will run against the DEM candidate Isaiah Haddon in the General Election on Nov. 3. With a view toward progress and prosperity, instead of restriction, we can lift up all community members by creating jobs and increasing opportunity for home ownership. Incumbent Republican Kathleen Conti is aiming to parry challenges from Democrat Carrie Warren-Gully. We can create jobs and provide paths to prosperity while remaining good stewards of our local environment. As your commissioner, I will adjust the county budget to reflect the needs of Alachua County citizens. Raemi Eagle-Glenn for Alachua County Commissioner District 1. As commissioner I will promote policy to create jobs for people of all skill levels. ALACHUA COUNTY — Qualifying for statewide, multicounty, county and special district candidates ended at noon today Friday, June 12, 2020. Alachua County needs Joy! And a few years ago, I decided that I was tired of advising and I wanted to move into a decision-making role and I believe I have the experience, education and commitment to make a good commissioner.”, “It’s really about my principles and ideals,” mentioned Eagle-Glenn. Non-partisan and nonprofit since 1988. Instead of allowing the 2016 Plum Creek development to move forward and benefit members of the east side and Hawthorne, the County Commission favors development in high-density urban centers. Website designed and engineered by Alachua County ITS, Applications Division Version 2014 (v1.0) Under Florida law (Statute 119.011), all information, including e-mail, written letters, documents and phone messages, sent to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is … GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Women fill the ballot for the district 1 Alachua county commission seat this election season. Byron Donalds (R) - State Rep., Financial Advisor & Ex-College Trustee. For the Seminole County Commission District 3 race, there are three candidates who qualified to run: incumbent and Republican candidate Commissioner Lee Constantine, Democratic candidate Kimberly A. Buchheit, and Republican candidate Ben Paris, … ISAIAH HADDON (DEM Candidate) Permanent resident home owners contribute to our ad valorem and sales tax revenues. District 1 County Commissioner This not a Universal Primary Contest, so the REP candidates will only appear on REP Primary ballots. Elks Trustee Joel Todd moderated the evening. Or we can choose individual freedom and prosperity. All rights reserved. I also worked pro bono for President Obama’s Clemency Project. He is a former Gainesville City Commissioner in District 1. This week, the West Orange Times & Observer and Southwest Orange Observer introduce the three candidates running for Orange County Commission District 1. These inequities result from decades of the same local politicians whose priorities do not align with the needs of the majority. The attempts by the County Commission to force government control into our private lives shocks the conscience. I am a lover of freedom and justice for all. After I graduated UF Law I clerked at Southern Legal Counsel in Gainesville. Get involved! Week 1, candidates were asked: Please introduce yourself to the community in 250 words or less and explain why you are running for this position. The current Commissioner Brenda Carey (R) decided not to seek a fifth term. Five Democratic candidates for Alachua County commission districts 1 and 3 participated in the virtual town hall. Three people are running for the position of Alachua County Commissioner to represent District 2, which covers the northwest areas of the county. My platform for Alachua County Commission District 1: jobs, freedom and safety. We achieve social justice through equality of opportunity. “So definitely not defunding the police,” Eagle-Glenn contributed. Alachua County has the highest poverty rate in the state, one of the widest income gaps and among the highest taxes in the state. Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Commissioner of Agriculture Candidate Status ... School Board District 1 (Alachua County) District Candidate Status Primary ... BLACK TIE AND BLUE JEANS AND BLACK TIE AND BLUE JEANS BBQ ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THE ALACHUA COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. “Serving on various advisory boards and nonprofit boards and other boards around town,” added Alford. I am Janet Evans, running for Seat #1, High Springs City Commission. Candidates. Choose. When it comes to recent calls for defunding the police, the candidates share similarities. “So yes, they’re going to continue to need the training to deal with problems in more of a way that a sociologist or a psychologist would.”. The county's primary election takes place Tuesday, Aug. 18. Raemi Eagle-Glenn is running for the District 1 seat on the Alachua County Commission. This election 2020 I decided to move our fight for individual rights out of court and onto the political battleground. www.wcjb.com. “And I believe that our police officers need to stop being first responders in many cases and become second responders and that we need to empower our dispatchers so that they can be able to dispatch a social worker.”. Highly restrictive land development codes, high tax and utility costs, and anti-growth attitudes from local elected officials freeze the potential of Alachua County. I love my hometown Gainesville for her majestic oaks. Change Candidate for Alachua County Commissioner District 1. Email* Sign up ©2020 Paid by Joy Glanzer, Republican, for Alachua County Commissioner District 3. Under direction of senior counsel I learned how to practice federal civil rights law. The last thing we need after the COVID-19 economic shutdown is a brand new “green” administration building. Harry Cohen, a Democrat, is running for a seat on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in District 1.Cohen served for eight years on the Tampa City Council. My advocacy freed men of color from decades-long federal prison sentences. Meet the candidates for the District One Alachua County Commission seat: Mary Alford and Raemi Eagle-Glenn. Facebook; Twitter; November 3rd. Note: Candidates must be a resident of the District for which he/she runs at the time of election. Alford’s idea of reallocation means moving towards more clinician co-respondent teams for the sheriff’s office. Smart growth should not be “selfish growth”: the elite few dictating when, where and how the rest of us can achieve the American dream. Raemi Eagle-Glenn; like the bird. He said, “My campaign is to move Gainesville forward, to increase the housing stock… and also to expand the economy.” Paul Rhodenizer said he’s a former local business owner of 25 years. Republican Raemi Glenn faces Democrat Mary Alford for the spot on Nov. 3. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. District 19: [ Francis Rooney (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ] class pushes participants using a holiday-themed workout plan. Vote Raemi Eagle-Glenn – like the bird — Election Day, Nov. 3! In the August primaries, Alford beat Mike Byerly who has served on the Board of County Commissioners since 2000. I am a fierce advocate for justice. Candidates for m ulti-county, ... County Commissioner District 1; NAME: PARTY: ADDRESS: ADDITIONAL INFO: FILE DATE: Kevin W. Thorpe ... Alachua County Josiah T. Walls Building • 515 North Main Street, Suite 300 • Gainesville, FL 32601 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday The five candidates are as follows: two Democratic candidates, Pernell Bush and Mike Clelland; Libertarian Party of Florida candidate Andre Klass; Republican candidate Andria R. Herr; and a Write-In … District 1 Yakima County commissioner candidates disagree on how the COVID-19 pandemic should’ve been handled and the role they want to fill on the Yakima Health District … I want to guarantee that Grand County receives every […] Write-in candidates must reside in the district they seek to represent at the time of qualification. Candidate responses are unedited. Raemi Eagle-Glenn is running for the District 1 seat on the Alachua County Commission. For the Seminole County Commission District 5 race, there are five candidates who qualified to run. Businesses are destroyed and tax-paying citizens driven out when elected officials fold to radical demands. 534 in Red Lodge. I am a wife, mom, small business owner and University of  Florida Law grad. My name is Travis Wildeboer. The Alachua County candidates who have qualified to have their name appear on the ballot, as well as the seat for which they are running, are listed below. Meet the candidates for the District One Alachua County Commission seat: Mary Alford and Raemi Eagle-Glenn, Update: Pensacola Apartments shooting suspect identified, Helping Florida’s homeless student population, Christmas Eve shooting leaves one man dead and investigators with questions, Christmas Eve S.W.E.A.T. Decades of anti-growth policies led to gentrification of historic African-American communities. Alachua County is at a crossroads. “Getting to know the problems in my community and how to fix them. Candidate responses are unedited. Copyright 2020 WCJB. Republican Raemi Glenn faces Democrat Mary Alford for the spot on Nov. 3. News Spokane County Commissioner candidates Josh Kerns, Ted Cummings debate extremism, union negotiations. Our county budgeting priorities must reflect the people’s will for law and order. Candidate Name Monetary Contributions ... Office: County Commission District 1. Our first […] I'm a sixth-generation Floridian, mother, environmental engineer, and recognized expert in sustainability. Each candidate responded to the same five questions and had My name is James Newberry and I am running for the office of County Commissioner for District 1. Their land development policy displaces affordable housing and replaces historic districts with transient student housing. Janet Evans. My degree and experience is in business and business development, as well as in short- and long-term planning. Candidates for Alachua County’s District 3 commission seat both want to help residents and businesses impacted by COVID-19. We reached out additionally to the three candidates running for Seminole County Commission District 1, but received no response. VOTE JOY! Hi, I'm Mary Alford and I'm running for Alachua County Commission District 1. District … Each candidate covered what makes them the best fit for the job. On Thursday, Oct. 1, Carbon County Commissioner candidates for District 1 faced off in a Community Forum hosted by the Beartooth Elks, Lodge No. Most people want law and order. Their son is a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, and their daughter is an accountant at UF. The Alachua County Housing Program has been awarded funding through the Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) in the amount of $556,533.00 to assist with rental assistance payments (including back rent, deposits, and utility payments), mortgage payments, and landlord payments. The candidates are incumbent Betsy VanderLey and challenger Nicole Wilson. My goal, if I become your commissioner, is to help bring jobs and economic opportunities to High Springs. 726 likes. Cohen was born in Tampa and he has dedicated his life to a career in public service. We can keep our natural beauty and lift up all community members at the same time. Week 1, candidates were asked: Please introduce yourself to the community in 250 words or less and explain why you are running for this position. Fri., Oct. 2, 2020. Before you open the envelope and apply pen to paper, I expect (hope) you try to sort out the seven candidates who filed for the county commissioner race in District 1. In the August primaries, Alford beat Mike Byerly who has served on the Board of County Commissioners since 2000. “People always say, ‘well what are you going to do, what’s your three, five or ten-point plan?’ I will have those plans but I’m not drafting up plans for how to create big government solutions to help and change some things once I get there.”. I would be honored to have your vote on November 3. Sign up to receive updates from the candidate on the trail! Republican Raemi Glenn faces Democrat Mary Alford for the spot on Nov. 3. District 20: Alcee Hastings (D)* - (Campaign Site) Matt Boswell (D) Barbara Sharief (D) - Broward County Commissioner & Ex-Miramar City Commissioner. 59-year-old Democratic candidate Mary Alford and 40-year-old Republican candidate Raemi Eagle-Glenn are running for the Alachua County Commission’s District 1 … You can learn more about me and my background at www.RaemiForFlorida.com. In my solo practice I apply the federal civil rights statutes to defend Americans from government abuse. “I am not interested in reducing the budget for the sheriff’s department so much as I am in changing how that money is spent,” mentioned Alford. Candidates for the District 1 seat on the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners quickly defined their race as a decision between experience and new ideas. Arapahoe County District 1 A trio of candidates of varying political stripes are jockeying to represent the southwestern portion of Arapahoe County on the board of county commissioners this November.. We can choose more of the same — big government, invasion of privacy and higher taxes. Candidate must be a qualified elector of Alachua County per F.S. Joy is committed to making our county the place we never want to leave. Candidates and Representatives for Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida 32605 - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Women fill the ballot for the district 1 Alachua county commission seat this election season. Women fill the ballot for the district 1 Alachua county commission seat this election season. I unequivocally support law enforcement and first responders in a climate where opposing forces cry out for “defund the police” and anarchy. 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