After laying low for months, Citizens for a Strong Lakeland has filed the paperwork needed to begin collecting the 6,038 signatures needed to get a city charter featuring a strong mayor on an election ballot.
Republican Christine Quinn, who is challenging Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor for her congressional seat, lived briefly in Lakeland. She says she became interested in politics when Howard Wiggs suggested she run for Polk County Commission.
Fans can vote online for Neil Miller, one of 10 contenders nationwide for the SilverSneakers Swanson Award.
Visited a u-pick blueberry farm in Lakeland today! Great example of agritourism in the Sunshine State. pic.twitter.com/Qx0PMbWF5K
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) May 23, 2016
Rick Scott visited C&W Farms of Central Florida off Ewell Road for the ceremonial signing of an agritourism bill. See more photos.
Wright, a Democrat, served one term on the Polk County School Board. Stargel, a Republican, has represented the Lakeland-based Senate district since 2012 and served in the House previously.
Steve Pincket says the vacancy created by the resignation of Olin Shinholser should be filled by election.