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Retired fireman hot for Deltona's District 6
DELTONA - Christopher Nabicht just retired last year from the Deltona Fire Department, ending a 31-year career as deputy chief. But he's not ready to give up public service just yet. That's why he's one of four candidates who've thrown their hats into the ring to win the District 6 seat on the Deltona ...
Former school board member eying county council
VOLUSIA COUNTY - Among those vying for the County Council District 3 seat, southeast Volusia, is Deborah "Deb" Denys. She's represented the area before - on the Volusia County School Board, 1994 to 1998. "I've been involved in our community for years," she said. "I've served on multiple boards. I know ou...
Mayoral candidate wants to fix city's image
DAYTONA BEACH - Gwen Azama-Edwards thinks the image of her city is in need of a makeover. Right now she sees disconnect between City Hall and residents, a business-unfriendly climate, and crime-ravaged neighborhoods - things she believes can be corrected by taking action rather than just talking about it. "I...
Ex-commissioner runs for mayor after voter fraud charges dropped
DAYTONA BEACH - Two years ago, Derrick Henry was embroiled in scandal after he was arrested on charges related to voter fraud. Today, he's climbing back up in an attempt to serve the City Commission again - this time, as mayor. Mr. Henry, 43, is running in a four-person mayoral contest that also includes Zon...
Mayoral candidate wants to run Daytona Beach like a business
DAYTONA BEACH - Fred Hoffmann has never held elected office or served on any municipal boards. But the mayoral candidate sees that as a strength, not a weakness. "We don't need people with government experience, that's why some things never change," he said. "You should demand improvement. ... I believe I'm ...
Zone 1 commissioner runs for mayor
DAYTONA BEACH - Edith Shelley said her community is going through a time when strong leadership is needed, with a need to improve residents' quality of life in the face of decreasing property values due to the economic crisis. As one of four candidates running for mayor, she points to her decades of experien...
Newcomer Ida Wright seeks District 2 seat, change for Volusia County schools
Ida "Lucy Duncan" Wright said she's a mother first. And that's why she's challenging incumbent Dr. Al Williams for his long-held Volusia County School Board District 2 seat on Aug. 14. "I'm running because I'm a parent," Ms. Wright said in a telephone interview. "Members of the school board are parents, but none ...
HOA president gives council run a second chance
PONCE INLET - Joseph Villanella thinks of himself as a "broad scope idea person" who can think outside the box in resolving problems in the community. And that's what he feels the Town Council needs, especially with uncertainty in the community regarding the outcome of the Pacetta lawsuit surrounding the pro...
Attorney seeks to expand his public service
VOLUSIA - Ted Doran is a familiar name to many Volusians, and one of three candidates bidding for the County Chair. Mr. Doran said that a few unduly bend the Volusia County Council's ear, and it needs to open up to hearing more opinions. "I think there has been an established hierarchy of influence that ...
City councilman now seeking county seat
VOLUSIA COUNTY - Justin Kennedy was elected to the Edgewater City Council in 2010, and he wants to represent Southeast Volusia on the County Council. "I like the Edgewater council," he said. "I enjoy being on it. (Running for the County Council) seems like the right thing to do. The city is in as good a ...
Political novice throws hat in ring for County Council
VOLUSIA - A political newcomer, Shannon McLeish hopes to fill the District 4 Volusia County Council seat. She said she's not a polished professional politician. "I'm concerned for my family and my community," she said. "I'm not a politician and have a deep seated fear of speaking in public." Ms. McLeish,...

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