The four candidates in the April 6 election for Lakeland City Commission answered questions in a forum tonight hosted by the Libertarian Party of Polk County and live-streamed on LkldNow.com. Learn more about the candidates in our Voters Guide to the Spring 2021 election.
Differences emerged among the four candidates for Lakeland City Commission at a recent forum held by LkldNow. Issues where the candidates differed included COVID-19 masking, the South Florida Avenue road diet, body cameras for police officers, the city’s hospital lease and ways the city can support minority businesses. More
The four candidates for Lakeland City Commission are taking very different approaches to fund-raising as the April 6 election nears. Ken Post has not accepted outside funding. Shandale Terrell has by far the highest number of donors but the third-highest dollar total; Mike Musick has collected a mix of small and large donations. Steve Frankenberger collected the highest amount: $15,170, with $13,705 of it coming from two individuals. More
Four candidates — a photography manager, a construction company owner, a construction manager, and an educator — are competing in an April 6 special election for a short-term seat on the Lakeland City Commission. More
U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin of Lakeland joined most of his fellow Republicans on Thursday in voting against a measure that stripped controversial Rep, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia from her committee assignments. More
Two Lakeland natives — Jennifer Houghton Canady and Phillip Walker — are preparing to square off in a Republican primary 18 months from now for a chance to succeed Colleen Burton in the Florida House of Representatives. More
A donation from Julie Fancelli of Lakeland funded $300,000 of the $500,000 cost for the Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., that preceded the assault on the U.S. Capitol, The Wall Street Journal reported today. Controversial radio host Alex Jones facilitated the donation for the rally, where then-President Trump urged supporters to march to the Capitol, The Journal reported. More
The city of Lakeland is holding an election April 6 to fill a temporary seat on the City Commission, and information packets are available from the city clerk for anybody interested in running. More
Taylor Aguilera, a 26-year-old political organizer from Lakeland, led more than 200 get-out-the-vote canvassers in Augusta, Ga., on behalf of the two Democrats who won election to the U.S. Senate last week, The Ledger reports.