Edgewater citizens who packed council meeting not told David Arcieri, city's director of public safety, was placed on paid admin. leave earlier that day
DELAND, Fla. -- While the controversy of ballot recounts in Broward and Palm Beach counties continued to dominate the major cable news networks CNN, MSNBC and Fox News on Saturday, closer to home here in Volusia County a new voting controversy started to emerge as the evening wore on.
Santiago Avila Jr., accepted the fact that he lost his campaign for mayor of Deltona to a more experienced opponent in term-limited City Commissioner Heidi Herzberg in Tuesday's general election, but it was what he was told and shown from a situation at a Deltona voting precinct that occurred on Election Day that has infuriated him to no end.
1. Ashley Moody, R, Attorney General winner, 130,385
2. Rick Scott, R, US Senate winner, 125,592
3. Jimmy Patronis, R, CFO winner, 125,852
4. Ron DeSantis, R, Governor winner 124,692
5. Matt Caldwell, R, Comm. of Agriculture winner, 122,589
6. Michael Waltz, R, CD6 winner, 122,467
7. Nancy Soderberg, D, CD6 loser, 103,626
8. Bill Nelson, D, US Senate loser, 102,624
9. Nicole "Nikki" Fried, D, Comm. of Agriculture loser, 100,702
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It's Election Day here in Central Florida and throughout the nation. Here is a summary of the Headline Surfer endorsements, news & notes, community columns, and standalone pics & videos. Please click on hyperlinked headlines to see more of individual items.
OUR ENDORSEMENTS in New Smyrna Beach: Russ Owen for mayor; Peggy Belflower for zone 1 city commissioner
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Russ Owen has pledged that if elected on Nov. 6, he will do everything possible to fight over-development as the new mayor of this tourism-driven city where preserving the charm appears to be more than just a slogan.
The key word is "over" as in excess development, and based on that campaign pledge Headline Surfer is endorsing Russ Owen for mayor over Lisa Martin. In the other contested race for zone 1 city commissioner, Headline Surfer is endorsing Peggy Belflower over Michael Kolody.