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'Crazy' Eddie Colosimo and his outspokenness could resonate with voters, too

John Penny, candidate for Holly Hill mayor / Headline Surfer®Chris Via of Holly Hill, just 24, is running for mayor / Headline Surfer®'Crazy' Eddie Colosimo is a candidate for Holly Hill mayor / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / Meet the candidates for mayor of Holly Hill in the Tuesday primary as shown here from left to right: John Penny, Chris Via and Eddie Colosimo.

HOLLY HILL --It's experience in John Penny or youth in Chris Via that appear to be the best choices for voters in choosing their next mayor in today's primary.

 

Penny, 50, married with two children and a veteran Holly Hill commissioner, has the pedigree and experience in municipal governance, while Via, just 24, has the youthful exuberance and enthusiasm that could reverberate throughout this small city that struggles sometimes in the shadow of its neighbor to the both in Ormond Beach or to the south in Daytona Beach.

A third option is mayoral candidate "Crazy" Eddie Colosimo, a 72-year-old Vietnam vet and biker with the self-described nickname who has been an outspoken critic of municipal politics over the last couple of years. 

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Nsn Rich running against Charlie Crist for  governor in Dem primary / HeadlineSurfer®Nan Rich, shown in the inset, faces an uphill battle in terms of name recognition with Democrats voting in Tuesday's primary who will either Charlie Crist, shown with his choice for lieutenant governor, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, who heads Miami-Dade's Democratic Party.
 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Nan Rich, the ultimate Democratic time server who was term-limited in  the Florida House and then the Senate finally gets her shot to be governor.

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Lisa Gailey, wife of County Council candidate Rich Gailey of DeBary on The Sunday Conversation / Headline Surfer®
Headline Surfer® video / The internet newspaper interviews Lisa Gailey, wife of District 5 Volusia County Council candidate Rich Gailey. The interview took place at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary.

DEBARY -- Lisa Gailey understands and fully supports her husband in his quest to win elective office and represent the interests of Volusia County's forgotten area.

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DELAND -- Andy Kelly has qualified to run for his old seat against incumbent Pat Patterson in the district 1 County Council race, according to the Volusia Supervisor of Elections website.

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DELAND, Fla. -- "I move to hire a special counsel to independently advise the County Council on a process and procedure, pursuant to Section 309 of the Volusia County Charter, in order to make investigation into the affairs of county governmental operations, relating to the Waverly matter, in order to determine whether new legislation is required for purchase or additional ethical standards of conduct for public officials in light of the investigation." And so went the motion by Councilwoman Patricia Northey, which was seconded by Councilman Pat Patterson, that got the ball rolling on partisan bickering.

 

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PORT ORANGE -- Dist. 3 County Councilwoman Deb Denys is the featured speaker for the April 15 meeting of the Greater Volusia Young Republicans, where she is expected to discuss tighter regulations for new CRAs.

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Joshua WagnerDAYTONA BEACH -- Nancy Epps is a formidable opponent, but unless she can demonstrate that incumbent dist. 2 County Council member Joshua Wagner has not done the job for which he was narrowly elected four years ago, then he should be given the benefit of the doubt in Tuesday's general election.

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Wagner wins re-electionTop graphic by Headline Surfer Muiltimedia Editor Serafina King Frederick / Joshua Wagner easily wins re-election over former Ponce Inlet Mayor Nancy Epps in the general election.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The results are even sweeter the second time around for Joshua Wagner with a resounding re-election victory in Tuesday's general election to retain his district 2 seat on the Volusia County Council.

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Headline Surfer videos by Sera Frederick / Clerk of the Circuit Court Diane Matousek introduces herself to 200 citizens at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach, finishing her enthusiastic presentation with a "Yes!" NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- There's an old saying that goes like this: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That adage applies to the leadership, mentoring and professionalism of Diane Matousek, Volusia County's outstanding clerk of the circuit court.

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