ENDORSEMENTS: John Mica return to Congress no-brainer

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John Mica on ballot / Headline Surfer®DELTONA -- It's Congressman John Mica of Winter Park and three relative unknowns challenging him in the Republican primary representing congressional district 7.

Headline Surfer® endorses Mica who has become a stalwart in Washington since first taking office there in 1993.

His GOP opponents in today's primary are Don Oehlrich, Kelly Shirley and David Smith.

Mica's biggest challenge in recent years came from within his own party after redistricting put him and Congresswoman Sandy Adams on a collision course in the newly redrawn 7th district for the 2012 GOP primary.

This would be the first time he's have opposition in his own party as a result since 1992.

Mica easily defeated Adams, 61%-39%. In the general election, Mica defeated Democrat Jason Kendall, 59%-41%.

Mica's district in Volusia County includes Deltona, DeBary and Orange City, all of Seminole County and parts of Orange County. 

Mica has local offices in Maitland, Oviedo and Deltona.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.