Editor's Note: The following guest column was written by Rich Gailey, a candidate for the Volusia County Council dist. 5 seat:

Volusia County Council dist 5 candidate Rich GaileyDEBARY -- When there is an ailment that affects one part of the body the whole body is affected. I remember when I popped the posterior cruciate ligament in my knee while playing pick-up basketball, I could not push off with that leg anymore, and as a result, I stopped playing basketball because I was not longer as productive as when I had the full use of both of my legs. It is the same with excessive government spending.


Rich Gailey with wife Lisa and their childrenPhoto for Headline Surfer /
Rich Gailey, with his wife Lisa and their two children shown here, call Southwest Volusia home. The family lives in DeBary and he owns property in Deltona. Gailey is running for the Volusia County Council dist. 5 seat against incumbent Pat Northey and fellow challengers Dennis Mulder and Stony Sixma.

DELTONA -- Rich Gailey loves God, his family and his country. And like many of you struggling to make ends meet in this entrenched recession, he's grown tired and weary of paying taxes and seeing from his vantage point diminishing returns in the Southwest Volusia community he and his wife and children call home.

That's why Gailey's running for the district 5 seat on the Volusia County Council.

DEBARY, Fla. -- The Republican Club of Southwest Volusia October is holding a meet and talk to candidates tonight with the following scheduled to appear: West Volusia Hospital Authority Group B Seat 2 candidate Michael Ray and DeBary Seat 4 candidate Eugene Kowalski. 


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DEBARY, Fla. -- Jamie Haynes has a motto that fits into the theme of her campaign for the District 1 seat on the Volusia County School Board: 'Working for Every Student.'



DEBARY, Fla. -- History will come to life as DeBary Hall Historic Site hosts Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17.

DEBARY, Fla. -- Thank you to Melody McSorley Johnson, chairwoman of the Volusia County School Board for having a great Q & A about the School Board at the Republican Club of Southwest Volusia. 


DEBARY, Fla. -- Pests are a year-round problem in Florida. They can lay waste to a lawn or take out a garden seemingly overnight.


DEBARY, Fla. -- From Johnny Appleseed to railroad engineer Casey Jones to steel-driver John Henry, America has its share of folk heroes. Some of these larger-than-life characters really existed. Some were created. All of
them have played a colorful role in American life and history.

Daytona Beach resident and author William Lazarus will discuss their exploits and the origins of their legends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. 

DEBARY, Fla. -- Recently Stafford Jones spoke to the Republican Club of Southwest Volusia regarding the debates over Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. 


DEBARY, Fla. -- The Republican Club of Southwest Volusia will hold its next meeting at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Debary Golf and Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive.