Over the last few weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis has endorsed 29 Republican candidates in non-partisan school board races across Florida’s 67 counties. On Monday night, he added one more endorsement, and it was for a candidate in Polk County: Rick Nolte, who is challenging incumbent Polk School Board member Sarah Fortney.
School Board District 7: Miller, Quary and Sessions
The campaign for the District 7 seat on the Polk County School Board seat is a three-way race between incumbent Lisa Miller, and newcomers Dell Quary and Jill Sessions. Voting takes place on Aug. 23 in the nonpartisan election, and all registered voters in Polk County can participate regardless of party registration.
Newcomers Jones and Sharpless Vie For School Board District 6 Seat
Political newcomers Justin Sharpless and Sara Jones are vying for the District 6 seat on the Polk County School Board in the Aug. 23 primary. School Board races are non-partisan so all registered voters in Polk County can participate.
School Board Candidates Air Views at Kiwanis Forum
Candidates for two seats on the Polk County School Board participated in a forum today at a meeting of the Lakeland Kiwanis Club. Keep scrolling for a video of the full event. Lakeland Kiwanis hosts a forum for the other two School Board races next Friday at noon, and LkldNow plans to stream that one […]
Polk School Board District 3: Veteran Educators Rick Nolte and Incumbent Sarah Fortney
Incumbent Sarah Fortney is hoping for a second, four-year term in the District 3 seat on the Polk County School Board. Rick Nolte hopes to defeat her in the Aug. 23 primary so he can begin his first term.
Polk School Board District 5: Incumbent Kay Fields vs. Terry Clark
Incumbent Kay Fields is squared off against challenger Terry Clark for the District 5 Polk County School Board seat.
C.C. ‘Doc’ Dockery – Summit Founder, Political Advisor, High-Speed Rail Advocate – Dies at 89
He was born Charles Crofford Dockery in May 1933, but Lakelanders grew to know and love him as Doc Dockery, a self-made man, the founder of Summit Consulting, a political kingmaker, an advisor to governors and author of two books.
Note From the Publisher: Our Voter Guide Is Online
It’s election season. The primary election — where quite a few races will be decided — is Aug. 23, less than a month away, and the general election is Nov. 8. To help you prepare, LkldNow has published our Voter Guide 2022.
Voter Guide 2022
Presenting LkldNow’s Voter Guide, 2022. We hope you find this guide valuable to research candidates who aspire to represent Lakeland residents in Congress, the Legislature and Polk County offices. We’re also adding summaries for candidates for statewide offices. Click the links for the races you’re interested in. These articles will be updated regularly through election […]
Forum Videos & News Links
Forum videos Check videos from local candidate forums below. Drop us a line if we’re missing videos from local forums that you know of. School Board and Polk County judge candidates, NAACP Lakeland, July 5 School Board candidates, County Citizens Defending Freedom, July 16 Florida House candidates Jennifer Canady and Phillip Walker, NAACP Lakeland, July […]