Our endorsed candidates: Herbig, Realin, Avila, Tramont, Via, BJohnson, Patterson, Lowry, Haynes, Cuthbert, MJohnson, Will, Fields, Cantu, DeSantis, Waltz, Scott

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Early voting in Volusia County begins today in Volusia County and Headline Surfer has endorsed 16 candidates at the municipal, county, state and federal levels in the Aug. 28 primary: 

New Smyrna Beach mayor: Chase Herbig; New Smyrna Beach City Commission - Zone 1: Jessica Realin; Deltona Mayor: Santiago Avila Jr; Port Orange City Council Dis 2: Chase Tramont; County Council At-Large: Ben Johnson; County Council Dis 1: Pat Patterson; County Council Dis 5: Fred Lowry; School Board Dis 1: Jamie Michele Haynes; School Board Dis 3: Linda L. Cuthbert; School Board Dis 5: Melody Johnson; County Judge (7th Judicial Circuit) - Group 5: Dawn “Pam” Fields; Circuit Judge (7th Judicial Circuit) - Group 15: Ryan Will; State Rep. Dis 26 (GOP): Michael Cantu; Governor (GOP): Ron DeSantis; Congress Dis 6 (GOP): Michael Waltz; and US Senate (GOP): Rick Scott.

Chase Herbig, endorsed / Headline SurferNew Smyrna Beach mayor: Chase Herbig

Jessica Realin, endorsed / Headline SurferNew Smyrna Beach City Commission - Zone 1: Jessica Realin

Santiago Avila, endorsed / Headline SurferDeltona Mayor: Santiago Avila Jr

Chase Tramoint, endorsed / Headline SurferPort Orange City Council Dis 2: Chase Tramont

Ben Johnson, endorsed / Headline SurferCounty Council At-Large: Ben Johnson

Pat Patterson, endorsedCounty Council Dis 1: Pat Patterson

Fred Lowry, endorsed / Headline SurferCounty Council Dis 5: Fred Lowry

Jamie Haynes, endorsed / Headline SurferSchool Board Dis 1: Jamie Haynes: Can parlay valuable classroom experience into policy maker 

Jamie Haynes is a long-time resident of DeBary, a Volusia County Schools educator with 31 years’ experience of 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 graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics. She moved to Volusia County to teach after receiving her degree. She earned her Master of Science from Nova University.

Haynes has 30-plus years of teaching experience at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Linda Cuthbert, endorsed / Headline SurferSchool Board Dis 3: Linda L. Cuthbert

Melody Johnson for school board / Headline SurferSchool Board District 5: Melody Johnson

Dawn Fields, endorsed / Headline SurferCounty Judge (7th Judicial Circuit) - Group 5: Dawn “Pam” Fields

Ryan Will, endorsed / Headline SurferCircuit Judge (7th Judicial Circuit) - Group 15: Ryan Will

Michael Cantu, endorsedState Rep. Dis 26 (GOP): Michael Cantu

Ron DeSantis, endorsed / Headline SurferGovernor (GOP): Ron DeSantis

Congress Dis 6 (GOP): Michael Waltz

Rick Scott, endorsed / Headline SurferUS Senate (GOP): Rick Scott

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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 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.