Headline Surfer's Central Florida Election Day Voter Guide; News & Notes Updates

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- It's Election Day here in Central Florida and throughout the nation. Here is a summary of the Headline Surfer endorsements, news & notes, community columns, and standalone pics & videos. Please click on hyperlinked headlines to see more of individual items. 

US Senate
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Rick Scott, R
Congressional Districts
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Michael Waltz, R, CD6 
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Stephanie Murphy, D, incumbent , CD7
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Ron DeSantis, R, Governor
State Cabinet
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Ashley Moody, R, Commissioner of Agriculture
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Florida Jimmy Patronis, R, Chief Financial Officer
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Nicole "Nikki" Fried, D, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture
State Legislature 
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Melissa "Mel" Martin, R, State Senator District 14
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Tom Leek, R (incumbent, State Representative District 24
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Paul Renner, R (incumbent), State Representative District 25
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Patrick Henry, D (incumbent, State Representative District 26
Headline Surfer Endorsement: David Santiago, R (incumbent) State Representative District 27
Headline Surfer Endorsement: State Representative District 28
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Ryan Will, Circuit Judge, (7-5)


Headline Surfer Endorsement: Pat Patterson, (incumbent), County Council District 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Deb Denys (incumbent), County Council District 3
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Jamie Hill Haynes, School Board District 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Melody McSorley Johnson (incumbent), School board District 5
Headline Surfer Endorsement:  William Bliss, Soil and Water Cons Dist Seat 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement:  Beth James, Soil and Water Cons Dist Seat 3
Headline Surfer Endorsement:  Andy Kelly, Soil and Water Cons Dist Seat 5
Headline Surfer Endorsement: John Hill, W Volusia Hosp Auth Group A, Seat 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Webster Barnaby, W Volusia Hosp Auth Group B, Seat 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Kathie D.Shepard, W Volusia Hosp Auth Group B, Seat 2
Jamie Haynes endorsed for Volusia County School Board / Headline SurferDELAND, Fla. -- Jamie Hill Haynes Haynes is a long-time resident of DeBary and a Volusia County Schools educator with 31 years of experience providing instruction and service to the students, teachers, staff, and parents. She's also a single mom of two grown children and "Nana" to an adorable grandson.
Haynes, 52, is running in today's elections for the District 1 seat on the Volusia County School Board that encompasses DeLand, Orange City, Lake Helen, most of DeBary, and Northwest Volusia.
Daytona Beach
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Danny Fuqua, Daytona Beach City Commissioner Zone 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Amy Pyle, Daytona Beach City Commissioner Zone 3
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Dannette Henry (incumbent), Daytona Beach City Commissioner Zone 5
Daytona Beach Shores
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Nancy Miller, Daytona Beach Shores Mayor
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Michael Politis, Daytona Beach Shores City Council Seat 4
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Patricia Stevenson, DeBary City Council Seat 3
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Eugene G. Kowalski, DeBary City Council Seat 4
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Kevin Reid, DeLand City Commissioner Seat 5
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Santiago Avila Jr, Deltona mayor
Headline Surfer Endorsement: LorenKing , Deltona City Commission District 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Maritza Vazquez Deltona City Commission District 3
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Ruben Munoz , Deltona City Commission District 4
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Victor M.Ramos, Deltona City Commission District 5
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Mike Ignasiak (incumbent), Edgewater mayor
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Christine Elaine Power (incumbent), Edgewater City Council District District 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Russ Owen, New Smyrna Beach mayor
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Peggy Belflower, New Smyrna Beach, City Commissioner Zone 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Jake Sachs (incumbent), New Smyrna Beach, City Commissioner Zone 2
Ormond Beach
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Bill Partington (incumbent), Ormond Beach mayor
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Dwight Selby, Ormond Beach City Commissioner Zone 1
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Troy Kent, Ormond Beach City Commissioner Zone 2
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Susan S. Persis, Ormond Beach City Commissioner Zone 3
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Rob Littleton (incumbent), Ormond Beach City Commissioner Zone 4
Oak Hill
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Linda Hyatt (incumbent), Oak Hill City Commission Seat 1 

Oak Hill City Commissioner Linda Hyatt endorsed / Headline SurferOUR ENDORSEMENT in Oak Hill: Linda Hyatt for re-election on the City Commission

OAK HILL, Fla -- There is a social media download on Oak Hill City Commissioner Linda Hyatt's Facebook page that reads, "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you." 
And so goes the philosophy that reflects Hyatt's approach to elected public service. As such, Hyatt's wisdom and proven experience have proven invaluable in ensuring good governance in Volusia County's smallest and southern-most eastside city straddling Brevard County.
Orange City
Headline Surfer Endorsement: William "Bill" Crippen, Orange City Council Member at Large
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Kellianne Marks, Orange City Council Member Seat 4
Headline Surfer Endorsement: Jeff Triplett, D (incumbent, Sanford Mayor
Editor's Note 
Headline Surfer Endorsement,  Individual candidate designations shown with name, office sought/held, and designation of NPA (no party affiliation), D (Democrat), R-Republican. Several key endorsements highlighted in byline story format. 
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;


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;







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