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Temple Terrace Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Temple Terrace and Hillsborough County.

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Temple Terrace Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here are several that locals are already talking about:

President Barack Obama: The president’s run for reelection has locals riding both sides of the fence. Who has your vote for president?

GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney:  The former Massachusetts governor has visited the Tampa Bay area many times, focusing most of his comments on the economy. Jan. 23 to watch the at the on NBC.

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections: Three candidates have already filed to run for the post being vacated by Earl Lennard, who is not running for re-election. , threw his hat into the ring next week and will oppose Democrats Craig Latimer and Thomas Scott.

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser: Incumbent Rob Turner's recent scandal involving pornographic emails sent to a co-worker in November. Also running are two Democrats, former State Rep. Bob Henriquez and real estate broker James DeMio, and Rob Townsend, who is running without party affiliation.

Hillsborough County Commissioners, Districts 2 & 3: Republican Victor Crist is being challenged by Lutz resident Sharon Calvert, also a Republican, for the District 2 seat. District 3 Republican incumbent Les Miller is being challenged by Republican Willie Lee Lawson, of Tampa.

Temple Terrace Mayor and City Council: Mayor Joe Affronti and Councilman Ron Govin have served two consecutive terms and my not run again this year. Councilwoman Mary Jane Neale was elected in November 2008 and has served one term. Her seat is also available. So far, Cheri Donohue and Frank Chillura have thrown their hats in the ring for the non-partisan mayor’s seat. Grant Rimbey has filed to run for a seat on the non-partisan city council. Thinking of making a difference in Temple Terrace? Here’s .

Stay with Patch throughout election season for updates on these races and others affecting the Temple Terrace area.

Truth teller October 07, 2012 at 07:01 PM
It would be nice if the patch compiled the various endosements for each canditate running for the various offices.
Jamie Robe October 13, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Thanks for posting this list.
Grant Rimbey October 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Ashley, please let us know if you are going to add the addditional candidate information.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:52 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
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