The elections of mayor and two city commissioners are not the only choices voters will face in Lakeland’s Nov. 2 election. The ballot also includes two proposed changes to the City Charter.
Strong-Mayor Funder Contributes $229,000
With city elections nearly four months away, the campaign to change Lakeland’s city government to a strong-mayor system has amassed $231,193, by far the largest war chest in any Lakeland election campaign ever. Read on to see how each of the 15 announced candidates for city office are financing their races and who the biggest […]
Video: City Commission Candidates Forum
Read Ledger coverage of the forum.
Commission Candidates Introduce Themselves Via Video
AJ Rodriguez offers a fresh outlook and familiarity with Millennials and minorities, Ricky Shirah is angry that the city sold Henley Field, and incumbent Philip Walker stands on the city’s success with taming gangs and fostering business. Those are highlights of brief videos of the candidates running for the only contested seat on the Lakeland […]
Read It in the Morning Paper
City Commissioner Philip Walker faces election challenges from A.J. Rodriguez and Ricky Shirah. Meanwhile, Justin Troller was re-elected without opposition, and newcomer Bill “Tiger” Read becomes a commissioner in January since nobody else qualified to run for the seat being vacated by Keith Merritt. Lois Searl, who leaves a legacy in volunteerism and as the first […]