Monday, May 13, 2013
This interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – turned out to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Pam Bondi will conduct the ceremony for the newly-elected officials during the Temple Terrace City Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, daughter of former Temple Terrace Mayor Joseph C. Bondi, Jr., will swear in the city’s new mayor and City Council members at the Nov. 20 City Council meeting. Mayor Joe Affronti and City Council members Ron Govin and Mary Jane Neale will be recognized before Bondi swears in Mayor-Elect Frank Chillura and new City Council members Grant Rimbey and Eddie Vance. Neale is expected to be absent from the meeting, according to the agenda. There will be a reception to welcome the new officials and honor the outgoing office holders at the city’s Public Works office immediately following the meeting. The event will be catered by the King High School Culinary Arts Department under the direction of Anna Duval, said …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Former Gov. Charlie Crist increasingly is blasting Gov. Rick Scott over how he is running the state of Florida.
The 2012 election is barely in the books and already Florida politicos are turning their eyes to 2014, especially Democrats hungry to take back the Governor's mansion from the Republicans. Increasingly, Democrats appear ready to embrace former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their best chance at winning in 2014. At the same time, Crist is taking a more vocal role in criticizing Gov. Rick Scott, even taking to Twitter to blast Scott's controversial decision not to extend early voting during the presidential election. Crist certainly is a topic of news and speculation across Florida. Here is a sampling: AS DEMOCRATS TURN TO 2014, CHARLIE CRIST EMERGES AS MOST VOCAL OPPONENT OF RICK SCOTT by Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald The populist…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Frank Chillura has won the Temple Terrace mayoral race, defeating opponent Cheri Donohue by 7.4 percent of the vote. Chillura will be sworn in at City Hall Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
Mary Jane Neale, the incumbent in the City Council race, fell to Grant Rimbey and Eddie Vance, who will be sworn in at City Hall Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Barack Obama won the electoral vote in Florida.
Florida finally has a winner in the race for president. The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that President Barack Obama won all 29 electoral votes in the state of Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Obama had 50.01 percent of the vote in Florida to Gov. Mitt Romney's 49.13 percent. According to the Florida Department of Sttate, Obama collected 4,236,032 votes to Romney's 4,162,174.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call.
Even though Florida's 29 electoral votes won't make a difference in the outcome of the Presidential election, Florida once again has a race on its hands that is too close to call. President Barack Obama held a razor-thin thin edge over Gov. Mitt Romney, even as 200,000 votes were left to be counted in Florida. Obama won enough battleground states to win re-election even if he doesn't win Florida. All precincts have reported results, but provisional and absentee ballots still needed to be counted. That includes 9,000 ballots that were still being counted Wednesday in Pinellas County. It isn't yet clear when a winner in Florida's Presidential race may be declared. Obama held a 0.58% lead on Wednesday afternoon. If the margin falls below 0.…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The former city council member has won his bid for mayor of Temple Terrace.
Mayor-Elect Frank Chillura is no stranger to Temple Terrace government. He was first elected to the Temple Terrace City Council in 2000 and served two 4-year terms, the limit for any council member. Now, he will serve Temple Terrace for at least the next four years as mayor. He replaces Mayor Joe Affronti, who has reached his two-term limit. Unofficial election results came in just before 9 p.m. Nov. 6. “It’s humbling,” Chillura said shortly after the win. “I’ve had a lot of great support from the community. (Temple Terrace is) a great city, and I’m excited to guide it into the future.” Chillura received 5,743 votes, or 53.73 percent, beating opponent and former executive director of the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Cheri …
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