Among our ENDORSEMENTS: Michael Waltz for Congress, Ron DeSantis for Governor, Jamie Haynes for School Board, Deb Denys and Jeff Triplett for County Council & Sanford mayor, respectively

Headline Surfer graphic / Among the online news outlet's endorsed candidates in the Nov. 6 elections are: (top row) Michel Waltz, Republican, for the 6th Congressional District; Ron DeSantis, Republican, for Governor; Jamie Hill Haynes for District 1 seat on the Volusia County School Board; (middle row) John Mina for Orange County Sheriff; Mel Martin, Democrat, for District 14 State Senate; Jeff Triplett for re-election as Sanford Mayor; (bottom row) Santiago Avila Jr. for Deltona Mayor; Deb Denys for re-election to District 3 Volusia County Council; and Stephanie Murphy, Democrat, for re-election to the 7th Congressional District.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The stakes could not be any higher for governance in Central Florida with the mid-term elections looming large with a week left for votes to be cast. So here are the Headline Surfer endorsements at the municipal, county, state and federal elections voters in Volusia, Orange and Seminole Counties, with Early Voting continuing today through Sunday and Election Day a week from today on Tuesday.

FEDERAL offices

US Senate: Rick Scott, Rep;
Congress District 6: Michael Waltz, Rep;
Congress District 7: Stephanie Murphy, Dem;
Congress District 9: Darren Soto, Dem;

STATE offices


Florida Governor: Ron DeSantis, Rep;
Florida Attorney General: Ashley Moody, Rep;
Florida Chief Financial Officer: Jimmy Patronis, Rep;
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture: Nicole "Nikki" Fried, Dem.

State Senate District 14:  Melissa Martin, Dem;
State House District 25: Tom Leek, Rep;
State House District 26: Patrick Henry, Dem;
State House District 27: David Santiago, Rep;
State House District 28: David Smith, Rep;
State House District 29: Scott Plakon, Rep;
State House District 30: Bob Cortes, Rep;
State House District 31: Jennifer Sullivan, Rep;
State House District 42: Mike La Rosa, Rep;
Circuit Judge 7/15: Ryan Will.


County Council District 1: Pat Patterson;
County Council District 3: Deb Denys;
School Board District 1: Jamie Hill Haynes;
School Board District 5: Melody McSorley Johnson;
Soil & Water Conservation District Seat 1: William Bliss;
Soil & Water Conservation District Seat 3: Wesley Wayne Wilson, Jr;
Soil & Water Conservation District Seat 5: Andy Kelly;
W. Volusia Hospital Auth - Group A, Seat 1: John Hill;
West Volusia Hospital Authority - Group B, Seat 1: Webster Barnaby;
West Volusia Hospital Authority - Group B, Seat 2: 
Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 1: Danny Fuqua;
Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 3: Amy Pyle;
Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 5: Dannette Henry;
Daytona Beach Shores Mayor: Lorraine Geiger;
Daytona Bch Shores Council Seat 4: Michael Paul Politis;
DeBary City Council Seat 3: Patricia Stevenson;
DeBary City Council Seat 4: Eugene G.Kowalski;
DeLand City Commissioner Seat 5: 
Deltona Mayor: Santiago Avila Jr;
Deltona City Comm. District 1: Loren King; 
Deltona City Comm. District 3: Maritza Vazquez;
Deltona City Comm. District 4: Robert "Bob" McFall;
Deltona City Comm. District 5: Victor M. Ramos;
Edgewater Mayor: Michael Ignasiak; 
Edgewater City Council District 1: Christine Elaine Power; 
New Smyrna Beach Mayor: Russ Owen;
New Smyrna Beach City Commission Zone 1: Peggy Belflower;
Oak Hill City Commission Seat 1: Linda C. Hyatt;
Orange City Council At-Large: Gaea Nunez;
Orange City Council Seat 4: Kellianne Marks;
Ormond Beach  Mayor Bill Partington;
Ormond Beach City Commission Zone 1: Dwight Selby;
Ormond Beach City Commission Zone 2: Troy Kent;
Ormond Beach City Commission Zone 3: Susan Persis;
Ormond Beach City Commission Zone 4: Rob Littleton;
Pierson Town Council Seat 1: James T. Peterson.


Sheriff: John Mina;
County Commission: District 2: Patricia Rumph;
County Commission: District 3: Mayra Uribe;
County Commission: District 4: Susan Makowski;
School Board: District 1: Angie Gallo;
School Board: District 2: Johanna López;
School Board: District 7: Melissa Mitchell Byrd;
Soil & Water Conservation District 2: Daisy Morales;
Soil & Water Conservation District 4: Dawn C. Curtis.


County Court Judge (Group 2): Debra Krause;
School Board, District 1: Alan Youngblood;
Casselberry City Commission Seat 3: Mark Busch;
Oviedo City Council, Group 2: Keith Britton; 
Oviedo City Council, Group 3: Robert Pollack;
Oviedo City Council, Group 4: Jeffery Chudnow;
Sanford Mayor: Jeff Triplett.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.