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Anita Moeder, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 25, 2016

Anita Moeder is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. She faces two other candidates: Nick Klufas and Pam Richardson in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Nick Klufas, Palm Coast City Council Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 24, 2016

Nick Klufas is a candidate for Palm Coast City Council, District 3. He faces two other candidates: Anita Moeder and Pam Richardson in the non-partisan election on Aug. 30, in which all registered voters may cast a ballot.

Chris Yates, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 23, 2016

Chris Yates is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Mark Whisenant, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 21, 2016

Mark Whisenant is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Rick Staly, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 20, 2016

Rick Staly is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Jerry O’Gara, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 19, 2016

Jerry O’Gara is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

John Lamb, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 18, 2016

John Lamb is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Larry Jones, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 16, 2016

Larry Jones is one of two Democratic candidates (with incumbent Sheriff Manfre) for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Six Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Don Fleming, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 15, 2016

Donald Fleming is one of six Republican candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Two Democrats, including incumbent Jim Manfre, are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Jim Manfre, Flagler County Sheriff Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 14, 2016

Jim Manfre is one of two Democratic candidates for Flagler County Sheriff in the Aug. 30 primary. Six Republicans are contesting the primary in what has been the most heavily and expensively contested race for a local office this year.

Abra Seay, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 13, 2016

Abra Seay is one of three candidates for Flagler County Elections Supervisor in the Aug. 30 primary, which in this race amounts to the general election: All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may cast a ballot in this race, which will decide the winner.

Kimble Medley, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 12, 2016

Kimble Medley is one of three candidates for Flagler County Elections Supervisor in the Aug. 30 primary, in which all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may cast a ballot. The primary will decide the winner with no further vote in November.

Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor Of Elections Candidate: The Live Interview

| July 11, 2016

Kaiti Lenhart is the incumbent candidate for Flagler County Elections Supervisor in the Aug. 30 primary, which in this race amounts to the general election: All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may cast a ballot in this race, which will decide the winner.

Qualifying Ends: Tax Collector Johnston and Property Appraiser Gardner Are Re-Elected; Supervisor’s Race Will Be a Universal Primary

| June 24, 2016

Property Appraiser Jay Gardner and Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston were re-elected without opposition for a fourth consecutive term each as qualifying ended, with few surprises and withdrawals or disqualifications in other races.

At Flagler Sheriff’s Forum, Eight More or Less Angry Men, Mostly at Incumbent Jim Manfre

| June 23, 2016

The only candidate forum featuring all nine sheriff’s candidates before the Aug. 30 primary sparked with verbal sniping between incumbent Jim Manfre on one side and ex-Sheriff Don Fleming and ex-Undersheriff Rick Staly on the other, though remaining candidates were no less agitated, given the chance.

More Violent Crime But Lower Crime Rate in 2015 Gives Fodder to All Sheriff’s Candidates

| June 8, 2016

For the first time in five years, total crime increased in Flagler County in 2015, by 1.7 percent, although the crime rate decreased modestly, by 0.7 percent, as population increased, giving incumbent sheriff Jim Manfre and his opponents room to use numbers to their advantage. .

At Sheriff’s Forum, 6 GOP Candidates Thump More Chests Than Manfre, and Few Ideas Clash

| June 3, 2016

The two-hour forum before 300 people revealed some sheriff’s candidates better prepared than others, only a few differences of opinion, and less focus on Jim Manfre than on the future.

In Flagler Elections, Primary May Decide Half the Local Races, Including Supervisor

| June 2, 2016

Underscoring the importance of turnout, All voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote for Supervisor of Elections, School Board and Palm Coast council in the Aug. 30 primary, with the results in two of the three races deciding the outright winners. That’s assuming no one pulls the write-in ploy.

Acknowledging “Dark Times,” Flagler’s Democrats Say They’re Back and Battling For Long Haul

| June 1, 2016

The Flagler County Democratic Party is hoping top shed years of disarray and political bankruptcy as it fields a few more candidates and organizers in a push for local and state successes. But the difficulties are still as prominent as organizers’ optimism.

Developer Charlie Faulkner Arrested on DUI and Criminal Mischief Charges Over Political Sign

| May 27, 2016

Charlie Faulkner, president of Flagler Beach’s Faulkner and Associates, was arrested after a cop spotted him throwing a Chris Yates for Sheriff sign into the woods on State Road 100, though Faulkner was acting on a property he manages.

In Latest Reversal, Sheriff Manfre Does Not Appeal Ethics Judgment as Deadline Passes

| May 24, 2016

That means Manfre will concede to a $6,200 fine and a public reprimand and censure that the ethics commission approved on April 15, thus finally ending a saga that began two years ago and has severely damaged his chances for re-election.

Three Candidates for Elections Supervisor Offer More Strengths Than Differences

| May 4, 2016

The three candidates for elections supervisor–Kaiti Lenhart, Abra Seay and Kimble Medley–had their first chance to distinguish themselves before voters this evening in a 60-minute forum that featured more qualities between them than anything else, and no abrasiveness.

Sheriff Manfre Calls Ethics Case Against Him “Terrorism,” Vows to Fight To Supreme Court

| April 22, 2016

Calling the protracted ethics case against him “terrorism,” “nonsense” and politically motivated “slime” by two former colleagues, Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre this morning delivered his most detailed—and impassioned—defense of himself since the case against him began in 2014.

Despite Alarms, an Ex-Cop on Disability–and Supporter of the Sheriff–Is Hired As Deputy

| April 21, 2016

An internal investigative report had recommended against hiring ex-NAACP Vice President Eric Josey, a veteran of the NYPD on disability who had difficulties fulfilling basic training exercises. The Sheriff’s Office defends the hiring, while Josey calls criticism of his performance “embellished” and a political “firestorm.”

Flagler County Royalty:
The Trouble With Uncontested Elections

| March 31, 2016

Property Appraiser Jay Gardner and Tax Collector Suzanne Johnston have no competition, Tom Bexley for clerk of court barely does: Good as they are at their jobs, it’s not good for Flagler or for the offices they represent.

In Stunning Turnaround, Sheriff Manfre Says He Will Fight Ethics Fine and Censure After All

| March 11, 2016

After deciding last month to agree to a $6,200 fine and move on, Manfre now says he’s changed his mind, citing the disparity between his fine and that of his predecessor, Don Fleming, for what Manfre says were worse ethical lapses.

Chamber Crystal: How Pot, Trump, and Independents Will Affect Elections in Flagler and Florida

| February 25, 2016

Marian Johnson of the Florida Chamber of Commerce gave a Flagler County group of candidates and business interests an overview of the election season ahead Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Flagler Voter Registrations Surge to 90%, Aiding GOP as Democrats Fall to Historic Low

| February 22, 2016

Flagler County’s voter registration rolls have surged by 21 percent since 2009, resulting in a 90 percent registration rate, with Republicans riding a 4,500-voter advantage over Democrats.

Sheriff Manfre Ethics Case: In Eviscerating Language, Judge Recommends $6,200 Fine, Public Reprimand and Censure

| February 16, 2016

An administrative law judge suggests the sheriff lied under oath as part of his defense in a case that has clouded his term since 2014 and that continues to damage his image in a re-election campaign featuring a slew of opponents.

Dueling On, State Recommends $19,000 Fine and Public Reprimand Against Manfre, Who Maintains Innocence

| February 9, 2016

The dueling recommendations in the long-standing ethics case against Sheriff Manfre are awaiting an administrative law judge’s decision, further dragging on an issue that has clouded the sheriff’s term into his re-election year.

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