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Voters' guide to 12 proposed state amendments
Twelve proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. They cover a broad range of issues, including allowing religious organizations to receive public funds, increasing homestead exemptions for new homebuyers, providing a tax break for disabled veteran...
Volusia County Council Chair: Jason Davis
Jason Davis, 50 Edgewater Executive producer for WSBB Radio Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. Taxes. We are now the second highest taxed county in Florida. We must make our county government more fiscally responsible, and to do this we will have to begin with zero-based budgeting, and reduce o...
Volusia County Council Chair: Carl Persis
Carl Persis, 63 Ormond Beach Retired principal, Volusia County Schools Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The economy is the number one issue. I want to help our small business owners. Many businesses would expand and hire more people, but the cost of complying with governmental regulations sto...
Daytona Beach Mayor: Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry, 43 Daytona Beach Educational consultant Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The budget crisis is our greatest challenge. My priorities must include: - Dealing fairly and effectively with the fire fighters-pension dilemma. - Abandoning the "no-growth" policies that have strangled o...
Daytona Beach Mayor: Edith Shelley
Edith Shelley, 56 Daytona Beach Executive assistant and Daytona Beach City Commissioner Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The appearance of our city. We must upgrade our city to improve our quality of life, stabilize neighborhoods and inspire economic development. We must revitalize the core o...
Daytona Beach Commission Zone 4: Robert Gilliland
Robert Gilliland, 45 Daytona Beach Compliance Officer/Privacy Official, Florida Health Care Plans Incumbent Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The recession has hit Florida especially hard. The biggest issue facing the Daytona Beach City Commission is ensuring our city is competitive for the coming econom...
Daytona Beach Commission Zone 4: Thomas A. Kaczka
Thomas A. Kaczka, 64 Daytona Beach Retired Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. For far too long, this city, as well as others, has relentlessly fought the battle to try to treat the diseases of apathy and complacency that have infected our run-down and economically depressed neighborhoods. This ...
Daytona Beach Commission Zone 6: Paula Reed
Paula Reed, 52 Daytona Beach Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. As a result of walking my zone and talking with the voters I have been able to identify 3 priorities: infrastructure, economic development and...
Daytona Beach Commission Zone 6: Cathy Washington
Cathy Washington, 62, Daytona Beach B-CU Division of Enrollment Management and Student Development, Director of Special Projects/Coordinator of Parents Association Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. Making government more efficient so we may take advantage of the gains that are out there to mak...
Holly Hill Mayor: Roy Johnson
Roy Johnson, 72 Holly Hill CEO/CFO of Aerial Hydraulics Inc. Incumbent Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The economy is the issue that has the most impact on everyone. It affects the city's budget, it affects the quality of life for citizens and it affects our education programs. I have the business expe...
Holly Hill Mayor: Roland Via
Roland Via, 62 Holly Hill Radio Broadcasting, Marketing Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The biggest mayoral issue is to bring back accountability, transparency and lower our high property tax rate. Cut spending and right-size the government to meet the needs and services of the citizens and ...
Volusia County Council District 1: Jeff Allebach
Jeff Allebach, 46 Orange City Vice President Administration for Covalent Scientific Industries Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The biggest issue for the Volusia County Council is job creation and economic development. We need to streamline regulation and make it simpler, faster and less expe...
Volusia County Council District 1: Pat Patterson
Pat Patterson, 64 DeLand Insurance agent and small business owner Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. The Volusia County Council budget. Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking? A. I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy (1969-1972. I have a bachelor's degree in education, 1976, a...
Volusia County Council District 2: Nancy Epps
Nancy Epps, 61 Ponce Inlet Medical Laboratory Compliance Consultant Challenger Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. Economic development - bringing in well-paying jobs - is the county's biggest issue. I believe the County Council should focus on a cooperative effort among the many economic development entit...
Volusia County Council District 2: Joshua J. Wagner
Joshua J. Wagner, 35 Unincorporated Volusia County Attorney and business owner Incumbent Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking? A. Definitely economic development, which I will tackle by continuing to reduce property taxes; supporting tourism, the E-Zone and Ocean Center; continuing to find efficiencies in gover...

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