Election season starts to heat up

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM.

In the District 4 school board race, Stacy Kirvin, of 142 Deer Patch Rd. in Apalachicola, has filed his letter of intent and has listed his own $100 contribution to open his campaign account.

No candidates have surfaced in the District 4 county commission race, as of press time.

In addition to a list of statewide ballot measures, Franklin County voters will have before them a choice for congressman, between incumbent Republican Steve Southerland and Democratic challenger Gwen Graham. Luther Lee is also running as a write-in candidate, without party affiliation.

In the race for state representative in District 7, which encompasses all of Franklin County, incumbent Republican Halsey Beshears has signaled his desire to seek reelection, with no challengers having as yet surfaced.

Seven incumbent circuit court judges have all filed for reelection. They include Charles Dodson, Kevin J. Carroll, Frank E. Sheffield, John C. Cooper, Martin A. Fitzpatrick, Charles A. Francis, and Angela C. Dempsey.

Although several Democrats and Republicans are running in the primary, Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist are expected to breeze through the primary and square off in November.

Two Democrats, George H. Sheldon and Perry E. Thurston, are vying in the primary for the right to challenge incumbent Republican attorney general Pam Bondi.

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