LIST: Races and candidates that will appear on local ballots for the General Election

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax has created a list of races and candidates that will appear on local ballots in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

NOTE: Candidates are listed in order alphabetically by party, then by first name.

Federal Races

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President of The United States

  • Joe Biden, Democrat
  • Donald Trump, Republican (Incumbent)

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 2

  • Neal Dunn, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Kim O’Connor, Write-In
  • Kristy Thripp, Write-In

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 3

  • Adam Christensen, Democrat
  • Kat Cammack, Republican

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 4

  • Donna Deegan, Democrat
  • John Rutherford, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Gary L. Koniz, Write-In

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 5

  • Al Lawson, Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Gary Adler, Republican

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida District 6

  • Clint Curtis, Democrat
  • Michael Waltz, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Alan Grayson, Write-In
  • Gerry Nolan, Write-In

U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia District 1

  • Joyce Marie Griggs, Democrat
  • Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, Republican (Incumbent)

U.S. Senate, Georgia

  • Jon Ossoff, Democrat
  • Shane Hazel, Libertarian
  • David Perdue, Republican (Incumbent)

U.S. Senate, Georgia

  • Deborah Jackson, Democrat
  • Ed Tarver, Democrat
  • Jamesia James, Democrat
  • Matt Lieberman, Democrat
  • Joy Felicia Slade, Democrat
  • Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Democrat
  • Raphael Warnock, Democrat
  • Richard Dien Winfield, Democrat
  • John “Green” Fortuin, Green
  • Al Bartell, Independent
  • Allen Buckley, Independent
  • Michael Todd Greene, Independent
  • Valencia Stovall, Independent
  • Brian Slowinski, Libertarian
  • A. Wayne Johnson, Republican
  • Derrick E. Grayson, Republican
  • Doug Collins, Republican
  • Kandiss Taylor, Republican
  • Kelly Loeffler, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Rod Mack, Write-In

Florida State Races

Justice of the Supreme Court

  • Shall Justice Carlos G. Muñiz of the Supreme Court be retained in office?

State Attorney, Judicial Circuit 7

  • R.J. Larizza, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Don Dempsey, NPA

Florida State Senate, District 5

  • Melina Rayna Barratt, Democrat
  • Matthew Charles McCary, Libertarian
  • Jennifer Bradley, Republican

Florida State Senate, District 7

  • Heather Hunter, Democrat
  • Travis Hutson, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Richard Dembinsky, Write-In

Florida State House, District 10

  • Rock Aboujaoude Jr. , Democrat
  • Chuck Brannan, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 11

  • Joshua Hicks, Democrat
  • Cord Byrd, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 12

  • Emmanuel Blimie, Democrat
  • Clay Yarborough, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 14

  • Angie Nixon, Democrat
  • Nancy Lynn Kapetanovic, Write-In

Florida State House, District 15

  • Tammyette Thomas, Democrat
  • Wyman Duggan, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 16

  • Ben Marcus, Democrat
  • Erin Christy, Independent
  • Jason Fischer, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 17

  • Dave Rogers, Democrat
  • Cyndi Stevenson, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 18

  • Leroy Anthony Edwards, Democrat
  • Ken Willey, Independent
  • Sam Garrison, Republican

Florida State House, District 19

  • Kimberly Dugger, Democrat
  • Bobby Payne, Republican (Incumbent)

Florida State House, District 24

  • Adam Morley, Democrat
  • Paul Renner, Republican (Incumbent)

Georgia State Races

Public Service Commission, District 1

  • Robert Bryan, Democrat
  • Elizabeth Melton, Libertarian
  • Jason Shaw, Republican (Incumbent)

Georgia State House, District 176

  • Evan Primus, Jr., Democrat
  • James Burchett, Republican (Incumbent)

Georgia State House, District 179

  • Julie Jordan, Democrat
  • Don Hogan, Republican (Incumbent)

Brunswick District Attorney

  • Jackie Johnson, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Keith Higgins, Independent

Baker County

Clerk Of Courts

  • Stacie Harvey, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Robert Fred Gray, Republican

Bradford County

Clerk of Court

  • Cynthia Davis Berry, NPA
  • Lisa Alvarez Rodgers, NPA
  • Denny Thompson, Republican

Superintendent of Schools

  • Will Hartley, NPA
  • Stacey Shuford Creighton, Republican (Incumbent)

Supervisor of Elections

  • Storm Zedra Hamilton, NPA
  • Shane Thornton, Republican

County Commissioner, District 1

  • Caroline Brown Spooner, Democrat
  • Robby Stokely, Republican

County Commissioner, District 5

  • Carol Mosley, NPA
  • Diane Andrews, Republican

Brantley County

No county or municipal elections

Camden County

Board of County Commissioners, District 1

  • Kevin Walker, Democrat
  • Lannie Brant, Republican (Incumbent)

St. Marys Mayor

  • Jerre Brumbelow
  • John F. Morrissey (Incumbent)

St. Marys City Council Post 4

  • Dave Reilly (Incumbent)
  • Rindy Howell

St. Marys City Council Post 5

  • Jay Moreno
  • Allen Rassi (Incumbent)
  • Cody Smith

St. Marys City Council Post 6

  • Nathan Floyd
  • Cheryl Honeycutt
  • Lisa James

Charlton County

Folkson City Council, At-Large

  • Jim Gowen, NPA
  • Raymonde Roberty, NPA

Clay County

Superintendent of Schools

  • David Broskie, Republican
  • Tyler Groves, Write-In

School Board District 2

  • Beth Clark, Republican
  • Carol Studdard, Republican (incumbent)

Columbia County

Tax Collector

  • Davie Parrish, Libertarian
  • Kyle Keen, Republican

County Commission, District 3

  • Bucky Nash, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Robby Hollingsworth, NPA

Lake City Council District 13

  • James Crenshaw
  • C. Todd Sampson

Fort White Mayor

  • Ronnie Frazier (Incumbent)
  • James Richardson

Columbia County Referendum Ordinance No. 2020-12

Economic Development Property Tax Exemptions

Shall the board of county commissioners of this county be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in the county?

Columbia County Referendum Ordinance No. 2020-13

Non-Binding Straw Ballot For a City-County Consolidated Government

Would you supports proposition on a future ballot to consolidate Lake City with Columbia County to form a city-county consolidated government? This is a non-binding opinion poll.

County Referendum Ordinance No. 2020-14

Department Head Right To Appeal Termination

Shall the Home Rule Charter of Columbia County, Florida be amended so that Department Heads shall no longer be able to appeal termination of their employment to the Board of County Commissioners?

County Referendum Ordinance No. 2020-15

Annual Review Of County Manager

Shall the Home Rule Charter of Columbia County, Florida be amended to require an annual review by the County Commissioners of the County Manager regarding his or her

performance of duties set forth in the Charier and that the results of that review be presented to the public annually?

County Referendum Ordinance No. 2020-16

Code Of Ethics As Proposed By The Charter Review Commission

Shall the Home Rule Charter of Columbia County, Florida be amended to provide for the enactment by ordinance of a Code of Ethics to prescribe standards of conduct for members of the Board of County Commissioners, County employees, and members of appointed boards and committees created by the Board of County Commissioners, no later than January 31, 2021?

County Referendum Ordinance No. 2020-17

Use of Surplus Year-End Funds

Shall the Home Rule Charter of Columbia County, Florida be amended to require that any excess or surplus money remaining at the end of a fiscal year not spent must be used according to the budget for the following fiscal year?

Lake City Charter Amendment One

Section 105: Rights of Officers and Employees

Shall Section 105 of the City Charter be amended to add a provision that prohibits discriminatory practices and actions against any individuals who are members of a legally recognized and protected class or group and allows the classes or groups to remain consistent with Florida and federal law?

Lake City Charter Amendment Two

Section 305: Judge of Qualifications

Currently the City Charter provides that the City Council is the judge of elections although any opponent of an election must file their complaints with the courts of law. Shall Section 305 of the City Charter be amended to agree with the Florida Election Code and provide that the courts of law shall be the judge of the elections?

Lake City Charter Amendment Three

Section 306: Duties of the City Clerk

Section 306 of the City Charter was enacted during 1968 and has not been amended. Shall Section 306 be amended to provide that the city clerk shall serve under the direction and supervision of the city council and a written contract: and be responsible for the employees within the office of the city clerk; and be the official custodian of all official records of the city, the city seal, and administer oaths of office?

Lake City Charter Amendment Four

Section 404: Powers and Duties of the City Manager

Shall Section 404 of the City Charter be amended to prohibit discriminatory actions by all persons who act on behalf of the City. when only the city manager is identified currently?

Lake City Charter Amendment Five

Section 50: Absentee Voting

Shall Section 505 of the City Charter be amended to replace the term 'absentee" with vote-by-mail to agree with the Florida Election Code?

Lake City Charter Amendment Six

Section 512: Canvass of Return

Shall Section 512 of the City Charter be amended to allow the canvassing of returns of an election by either the City Council or the Columbia County Canvassing Board?

Lake City Charter Amendment Seven

Section 513: Oath of Office

Shall Section 513 of the City Charter be amended to remove references to a City Auditor as an official keeper of officer oaths Of affirmations due to no such office being in existence?

Lake City Charter Amendment Eight

Section 603: City Attorney

Section 603 of the City Charter was enacted during 1968 and has not been amended. Shall Section 603 of the City Charter be amended to provide the qualifications. powers, duties, and term of the City Attorney position as a Charter Officer?

Duval County

Clerk of Circuit & District Court

  • Jimmy Midyette, Democrat
  • Jody Phillips, Republican

Soil & Water, Group 2

  • Binod Kumar, NPA
  • John R. Barnes, NPA
  • John Nooney, NPA
  • Matt Reimer, NPA

Soil & Water, Group 4

  • Arthur R. Bides, NPA
  • Ashantae Green, NPA
  • Carter Jones, NPA
  • Lagarall Bates, NPA

Jacksonville City Council District 4

  • Kevin Carrico, Republican
  • Nicole Hamm, Democrat

Atlantic Beach Mayor-Commissioner Seat 1

  • Ricky L. Carper
  • Ellen Glasser
  • Terri Lynn Ray

Atlantic Beach Commissioner Seat 2

  • Bruce Bole
  • Frank T. Cashman

Atlantic Beach Commissioner Seat 3

  • Lisa Goodrich
  • Mike Waters

Baldwin Mayor

  • Marvin E. Godbold Jr.
  • Sean T. Lynch

Jacksonville Beach Mayor

  • Chris Hoffman
  • Jeanell Wilson

Jacksonville Beach City Council Seat 1 At Large

  • Fernando Meza
  • Frances Povloski

Jacksonville Beach City Council Seat 3 At Large

  • Ken Marsh
  • Chet Stokes

Atlantic Beach Referendum

Proposed amendments to the Atlantic Beach Charter to modify the Mayor-Commissioner terms of office

Commencing with the election in November, 2022 shall Section 5 of the Atlantic Beach Charter be amended to: (1) extend the Mayor-Commissioner term of office from two to four years; (2) reduce the Mayor-Commissioner number of allowable consecutive terms from four to two terms; and (3) limit any Mayor-Commissioner holding office as of November, 2022, who has served two consecutive terms, to one additional consecutive four-year term?

Jacksonville Beach Referendum 1

Requiring a Supermajority Vote of Council to Remove City Manager and Removing Gender References

Amending the Charter by requiring a supermajority vote of five (5) members of the Council to remove the City Manager and removing gender specific references to the City Manager.

Jacksonville Beach Referendum 2

Requiring a Supermajority Vote of Council to Remove City Attorney and Providing Formal Notice Procedures

Amending the Charter by requiring a supermajority vote of five (5) members of the Council to remove the City Attorney.

Jacksonville Beach Referendum 3

Establishing Procedures to Eliminate City Departments, Including Referenda to Eliminate Police and Beaches Energy Services

Amending the Charter by requiring a simple majority vote of four (4) members of the City Council to eliminate City Departments with the exception of the City Police Department and Beaches Energy Services which, in addition to a simple majority vote of four (4) members of the City Council, shall also require a majority vote of the qualified electors of the City of Jacksonville Beach by referendum.

Jacksonville Beach Referendum 4

Prohibiting Interference with City Employee Duties Except For Purposes of Inquiry And Information

Amending the Charter by prohibiting City Council or its members, including any members of appointed boards or committees, from interfering with the performance of City employee’s duties, except for purposes of inquiry and information.

District Court of Appeal

  • Shall Judge Joseph Lewis Jr of the First District Court of Appeal be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Scott Makar of the First District Court of Appeal be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Rachel Nordby of the First District Court of Appeal be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Tim Osterhaus of the First District Court of Appeal be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Clay Roberts of the First District Court of Appeal be retained in office?
  • Shall Judge Adam S. Tanenbaum of the First District Court of Appeal be retained in office?

Glynn County

County Commissioner, At-Large Post 2

  • Taylor Ritz, Democrat
  • Walter Rafolkski, Republican

County Commissioner, District 2

  • Julian Smith, Democrat
  • Cap Fendig, Republican

Tax Commissioner

  • Trina Rankin, Democrat
  • Jeff Chapman, Republican (Incumbent)

Board of Education, At-Large Post 2

  • Regina Johnson, Democrat Jerry Mancil, Republican (Incumbent)

1% Sales Tax for Educational Purposes

Nassau County

County Court Judge: Group 1 Runoff Election

  • Jenny Higginbotham Barrett
  • John Joseph Cascone

Soil And Water Conservation District Group 4

  • Joe Johnson
  • Devin Mizell

Fernandina Beach City Commission Group 1

  • Bradley Bean
  • Marian Phillips

Fernandina Beach City Commission Group 2

  • Alexandra Lajoux
  • Genece Minshew
  • David Sturges

Fernandina Beach City Commission Group 3

  • Wendall Mcgahee
  • Chip Ross

Fernandina Beach Straw Ballot For Mayor

  • Lenn Kreger
  • Mike Lednovich

Fernandina Beach Referendum: Conservation Lands and Recreation Facilities

Should the Fernandina Beach City Charter be amended to prohibit the sale or lease of City-owned conservation lands and restrict the sale or lease of City-owned recreation facilities by requiring unanimous vote of the City Commission and approval at a referendum by at least 70% of the electors of the City?

Callahan Town Council Member

  • Ken Bass
  • Jacquelyn Fleming
  • Shirley Graham
  • David Mellecker

Town Of Callahan Referendum 1

Choosing the Mayor from Among the Members of the Town Council

Should the Charter of the Town of Callahan be amended to make mayor an office held by a member of the Town Council who is chosen by the Town Council, with the chief administrative duties that the mayor used to perform being transferred to a Town Manager employed by the Town, along with the former mayor’s veto power over ordinances being eliminated, with all changes happening when the current mayor’s term ends?

Town Of Callahan Referendum 2

Making the Town Clerk an Employee Instead of an Elected Official

Should the Charter of the Town of Callahan be amended to make the Town Clerk an employee of the Town instead of an elected official, with the change happening when the current clerk’s term ends?

Hilliard Town Council Member

  • James King
  • Lee Pickett
  • Kenny Sims
  • Jared Wollitz

Pierce County

County Commission, District 1

  • Tyone Harris, Democrat
  • Harold Rozier, Republican (Incumbent)

Putnam County

Sheriff

  • Homer “Gator” Deloach, Republican (Incumbent)
  • Edison Edison, NPA

Superintendent of Schools

  • Pamela Brown, Democrat
  • Rick Surrency, Republican (Incumbent)

Board of County Commissioners, District 3

  • Joshua James Mast, Democrat
  • Douglas Hays, NPA
  • Terry Turner, Republican (Incumbent)

Board of County Commissioners, District 5

  • Paul Adamczyk, Republican
  • Mike Lambert, Write-In

Pomona Park Mayor

  • John R. Morbitzer, NPA
  • Joseph Svingala, NPA (Incumbent)

Pomona Park Town Council, Seat 5

  • James Griffin, NPA
  • Joseph Svingala, NPA

Pomona Park Town Council, Seat 6

  • Darlena Cuevas, NPA
  • Forest Bud Eckels, NPA

Town of Pomona Park Charter Amendment concerning Bid Requirement

Shall the Town Charter be changed to permit the Town to make expenditures of up to $15,000 without competitive bidding? This change is necessary because the current $5,000 is too low and creates an overly cumbersome process for small expenditures.

Crescent City Commissioner, Group 3

  • Cynthia Burton, NPA
  • Jamaad Cesar-Batts, NPA
  • Crescent City Mayor
  • Brett Peterson, NPA
  • Craig Oates, NPA
  • Michele Myers, NPA

St. Johns County

Sheriff

  • Rob Hardwick, Republican
  • Scott Boutwell, Write-In

County Commission, District 1

  • Joe Mcarnarney, Democrat
  • Christian Whitehurst, Republican

County Commission, District 5

  • Merrill Paul Rolland, NPA
  • Henry Dean, Republican (Incumbent)

City of St. Augustine Commission, Seat 1

  • Roxane Horvath, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Wade Ross, NPA

City of St. Augustine Commission, Seat 2

  • Barbara Blonder, NPA
  • Leanna Freeman, NPA (Incumbent)

St. Augustine Beach Commission, Seat 1

  • Maggie Kostka, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Ernesto Torres, NPA

Airport Authority Group 4

  • Austin Lee Lanteigne, NPA
  • Michael Henne, NPA
  • Robert E. Olson, NPA
  • Samuel N. Barresi, NPA

Airport Authority Group 5

  • Jerome P. Dion, NPA
  • Mark Alan Frazier, NPA
  • Reba J. Ludlow, NPA

Soil & Water Conservation, District 3

  • Bucky Sykes, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Nicole Crosby, NPA

Soil & Water Conservation, District 4

  • Brenda Stratton, NPA
  • Charles Owen, NPA

Anastasia Mosquito Control District, Seat 1

  • Catherine Brandhorst, NPA
  • Jan Cardia, NPA
  • Timothy J. Burton, NPA

Anastasia Mosquito Control District, Seat 3

  • Felicia Proia, NPA
  • Gina Leblanc, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Howard G. Mcgaffney, NPA

Anastasia Mosquito Control District, Seat 5

  • Ed Slavin, NPA
  • Gayle Gardner, NPA
  • Gary Howell, NPA (Incumbent)

Port Waterway & Beach, Group 2

  • Jane West, NPA
  • Lindsay Lauren, NPA
  • Marco E. Klovanish, NPA
  • Nick Baldwin, NPA
  • Robert E. Stewart, NPA

Port Waterway & Beach, Group 4

  • Christopher Way, NPA (Incumbent)
  • Roy Jaeger, NPA

Union County

Superintendent of Schools

  • David Harris, NPA
  • Mike Ripplinger, Republican

Referendum: Emergency Fire Rescue Services and Facilities Surtax

Shall an additional one percent (1%) Emergency Fire Rescue Services and Facilities Surtax be levied on all qualifying transactions in Union County, Florida pursuant to Florida Statute 212.054(2), commencing on January 1, 2021 and continuing until repealed, with any and all proceeds collected as a result of the Emergency Fire Rescue Services and Facilities Surtax to be spent in accordance with the provisions of Florida Statute 212.055(8)?

Ware County

Sheriff

  • Chris Tatum, Democrat
  • Randy Royal, Republican (Incumbent)

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax

Shall a special one percent (1%) sales and use tax be imposed in the special district of Ware County for a period of time not to exceed twenty-four (24) calendar quarters and for the raising of an estimated amount of $47,000,000 for the purpose of funding the following: Ware County: County roads, street, bridge, drainage improvements and equipment; county public buildings, renovations, improvements and equipment; County public works equipment and improvements; County

vehicle fleet and equipment; County technology equipment upgrades, training and software upgrades; Courthouse renovation, capital improvements, and/or expansion; Public safety capital outlay, facilities and equipment; Parks and recreation facilities, improvements and equipment; 911 technology and equipment acquisition and/or upgrades; Public safety radio communications system acquisition and/or upgrades: Jim Blackburn Public Safety Training facility renovations and/or capital improvements; economic development to be completed by the: Waycross Ware County Development Authority, including capital outlay for construction and/or acquisition of buildings, for renovation and improvements to authority buildings, for land acquisition and/or improvement; and for the use and benefit of the citizens of the entire County through the development and promotion of trade, commerce, employment and agriculture, including the acquisition, renovation and improvement of industrial and commercial facilities or property, and any other capital outlay projects consistent with the WWDA’s purpose and legal authority; and all expenses incidental thereto City of Waycross: Roads, streets, bridges, drainage improvements and equipment; police department vehicles and equipment; fire and special purpose vehicles and equipment, parks and equipment, public works vehicles and equipment, public buildings, parking and property including acquisition/demolition; water and sewer rehab, major maintenance, vehicles and equipment; information technology hardware, software and equipment; community improvement vehicles, equipment and property demolition. Downtown Development Authority, including capital outlay for construction and/or acquisition of buildings, for renovation and improvements to authority buildings, for land acquisition and/or improvement; and for the use and benefit of the citizens of the entire County

through the development and promotion of trade, commerce, employment and agriculture, including the acquisition, renovation and improvement of industrial and commercial facilities or property, and any other capital outlay projects consistent

with the DDA’s purpose and legal authority; and all expenses incidental thereto.

FLORIDA BALLOT AMENDMENTS

Action News Jax has also provided a list of ballot initiatives that you will see in November below:

  1. Citizenship Requirement To Vote In Florida Elections: This amendment provides that only United States Citizens who are at least eighteen years of age, a permanent resident of Florida, and registered to vote, as provided by law, shall be qualified to vote in a Florida election. Click here for more information.
  2. Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage: Raises minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective September 30th, 2021. Each September 30th thereafter, minimum wage shall increase by $1.00 per hour until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour on September 30th, 2026. From that point forward, future minimum wage increases shall revert to being adjusted annually for inflation starting September 30th, 2027. For more information, click here.
  3. All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet: Allows all registered voters to vote in primaries for state legislature, governor, and cabinet regardless of political party affiliation. All candidates for an office, including party nominated candidates, appear on the same primary ballot. Two highest vote getters advance to general election. If only two candidates qualify, no primary is held and winner is determined in general election. Candidate’s party affiliation may appear on ballot as provided by law. Effective January 1, 2024. Click here for more details.
  4. Voter Approval of Constitutional Amendments: Requires all proposed amendments or revisions to the state constitution to be approved by the voters in two elections, instead of one, in order to take effect. The proposal applies the current thresholds for passage to each of the two elections. For more information, click here.
  5. Limitation on Homestead Assessments: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, effective date January 1, 2021, to increase, from 2 years to 3 years, the period of time during which accrued Save-Our-Homes benefits may be transferred from a prior homestead to a new homestead. Click here for more details.
  6. Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related Disabilities: Provides that the homestead property tax discount for certain veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities carries over to such veteran’s surviving spouse who holds legal or beneficial title to, and who permanently resides on, the homestead property, until he or she remarries or sells or otherwise disposes of the property. The discount may be transferred to a new homestead property of the surviving spouse under certain conditions. The amendment takes effect January 1, 2021. Click here for details.