Headline Surfer Endorsements for Nov. 6 elections in Central Florida (Volusia, Orange & Seminole counties)

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. -- Headline Surfer provides its endorsements for races at stake in the Nov. 6 elections at the federal, state, county and municipal levels in the Central Florida counties of Volusia, Orange and Seminole as follows:

FEDERAL offices

Rick Scott endorsed by Headline Surfer for US Senate / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / Florida Gov. Rick Scott endorsed for the US Senate.

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

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, Dem
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: No Endorsement
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: No Endorsement
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 HeadlineSurfer.com 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.