Committee for a Strong Lakeland wheeled 34 boxes into the Polk Supervisor of Election’s Office today. Inside were 6,789 petitions the group collected asking for a special election to decide whether Lakeland will change its form of government to one where an elected mayor runs the city administration instead of a hired city manager.More
Charles Canady, a Florida Supreme Court justice from Lakeland, had been one of 21 people listed as possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees during election season, but he’s not on a new CBS News list of five likely contenders.
On the first day of the new Congress, Lakeland Republican Dennis Ross, who is deputy majority whip, introduced a resolution “disapproving of President Obama and his administration’s refusal to veto the anti-Israel resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council.”
The two-term city commissioner confirmed he won’t seek a third term. Lakelanders can expect at least three new new city commissioners next year, since Mayor Howard Wiggs and Commissioner Edie Yates will be ineligible to run again this fall.
White, a former leader of Without Walls Church here, now heads New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka. “Her presence at the inauguration is a very strong indicator that Trump’s White House will be a safe space for the Christian right’s most controversial characters,” The Daily Beast said in a snarky commentary.
Dena Stebbins DeCamp has been riding a political high the last few months. “This year has been the most fun I’ve ever had in politics,” she said. “I’ve hit the trifecta. I spoke at Trump rallies. I went to the Republican National Convention. I’m going to the inauguration.” And on Monday, she will be one of the 306 Republicans expected to elect Donald Trump president.More