Questions have been raised about a record showing the new School Board member contributed $5,200 in cash to his campaign.
The Lakeland Republican says the bill didn’t go far enough to protect religious freedoms for people who object to providing services for gay marriages.
The Congressman from Lakeland was shaped by his years as a Navy aviator
Other winners: Laurel Lee and Scott Franklin for U.S. House, Colleen Burton for Florida Senate, Martha Santiago for County Commission, John Flynn for County Judge. Polk environmental lands measure passes.
The race for Florida State Senate District 12 pits Democrat Veysel Dokur, a first-time office seeker, against Republican Florida Rep. Colleen Burton.
Polk County voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to extend the ad valorem tax that has allowed the county to buy environmentally sensitive lands, such as Circle B Bar Reserve.
Longtime Lakeland neighborhood activist Samuel Simmons was selected by the Lakeland City Commission as an interim city commissioner to take the seat held for nearly 13 years by Phillip Walker.
Governor, U.S. Senate, and Florida Cabinet races
The eight people who want to be the next Lakeland city commissioner each described why they should be the one chosen to represent northwest Lakeland.
Jill Sessions’ bid to join the Polk County School Board is backed by a national conservative political action committee that funded a video mentioning her and three other local candidates ahead of the August primary.