Focus on Elections
From Staff Reports
Prior to the August primaries, The Seminole Source reached out to interview candidates running in the 2020 election, receiving responses from candidates for Representative in Congress District 7, Florida Senate District 9, Property Appraiser, School Board Member District 3, Seminole County Commission District 3, Seminole County Commission District 5, Sheriff, Soil and Water Conservation District Group 2, Supervisor of Elections, and Tax Collector. We emailed six questions to each candidate, gathered biographical details, and wrote a profile on the candidates that responded by the given deadline.
We are now mere days away from the General Election on November 3, with early voting ongoing until November 1, and thought it would be helpful to provide these profiles again in case you missed it the first time around. Additionally, we have included links to the remaining state and federal level candidates that also serve Seminole County.
It is our hope that readers will be better informed when voting because of information provided here.
The first set of links, below, are to the profiles we wrote about candidates who ended up winning the Primary in August, and / or are now running in the General Election. Abby Sanchez is the exception as she ran, and won the seat outright, during the Primary for School Board Member District 3. Her information will not be included below as she will not be on the November ballot. However, if you would like to read her profile article, click here to do so.
Editor’s Note: These “Profiles” articles were published prior to the Primary, so the data on the number of candidates running and fund-raising found within these articles was as of the August dates of publication.
State Senator District 9
Jason Brodeur (REP) – Profiled on The Seminole Source; won the REP Primary in August
Patricia Sigman (DEM) – Did not respond to interview questions; website
David Johnson, Incumbent (REP) – Profiled on The Seminole Source
Jeff Triplett (NPA) – Did not respond to interview questions; website
Dennis Lemma, Incumbent (REP) – Profiled on The Seminole Source
Paul “Spike” Hopkins (DEM) – Profiled on The Seminole Source
Supervisor of Elections
Chris Anderson, Incumbent (REP) – Did not respond to interview questions; website
Deborah Poulalion (DEM) – Profiled on The Seminole Source
J.R. Kroll (REP) – Profiled on The Seminole Source; won the REP Primary in August
Lynn Moira (DEM) – Profiled on The Seminole Source
Seminole County Commission District 3
Lee Constantine, Incumbent (REP) – Profiled on The Seminole Source; won the REP Primary in August
Seminole County Commission District 5
Andria Herr (REP) – Did not respond to interview questions; website
Andre Klass (L) – Profiled in The Seminole Source
Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Group 2
David Mahnken, Incumbent – Profiled in The Seminole Source
Jennifer Webb – Profiled in The Seminole Source
Other Candidate Information
We have included links, below, to the websites or Facebook pages of candidates running in several additional categories we did NOT originally cover, but will be on the General Election ballot and who serve Seminole County. We have provided these links to make it easier for you to review information on their backgrounds and priorities.
US Representative in Congress District 7
Leo Valentin (REP) – Website
Stephanie Murphy, Incumbent (DEM) – Website