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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Short Bio

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 since 2008. 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 close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.