Dennis Cross made his name as he fought his disqualification by redistricting and won that battle to be a candidate for the Palm Coast City Council in 2011, only to lose to Jason DeLorenzo by 36 votes, the narrowest margin in any Palm Coast election.
Mayor Jon Netts and council members Jason DeLorenzo and Bill McGuire were sworn in today, and two brief, emotional speeches over, McGuire cast his first dissenting vote as the council took up mundane and mordant business.
This week’s dismal voter turn-out for the Palm Coast election is a reflection of a city and a council that mirror each other in laziness, misplaced penny-pinching and indifference to civic engagement where it actually matters.
By 4 p.m., tallies–including early voting and absentee–had still not totaled the 5,248 voters who turned out for the mayoral election in September, the worst in the city’s history by turnout.
Bill McGuire is running for Palm Coast City Council against Holsey Moorman. He answers 14 questions and a few follow-ups on a broad range of issues.
For background on the Live interview, go here. For the Charlie Ericksen interview, go here. And if you’d like to take the Palm Coast mayor poll, or see those results, go here.
Jason DeLorenzo is running for Palm Coast City Council against Dennis Cross. He answers 14 questions and a few follow-ups on a broad range of issues.
Dennis Cross is running for Palm Coast City Council against Jason DeLorenzo. He answers 14 questions and a few follow-ups on a broad range of issues.
There’s nothing “fair and balanced” about local media’s failure to have reported on the $500 Waste Pro donation to DeLorenzo before it was pointed out to them–or continuing attempts to paper over the ethics and judgment breach with partial rationales.
By day’s end Tuesday 1,862 votes were recorded, exceeded by 148 the total early-vote tally in last month’s mayoral race, though turnout remains low relative to Palm Coast’s 50,000 registered voters.