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Dennis Cross, Dauntless Palm Coast City Council Candidate in 2011, Is Dead at 78

| January 28, 2013

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.

DeLorenzo and McGuire, Palm Coast Council’s Newest, Pick Up Where Pit Bulls Left Off

| November 15, 2011

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.

Lazy, Cheap, Irresponsible Palm Coast

| November 12, 2011

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.

Turnout for Palm Coast Election Poor To Dismal Again as Polls Close; Results Soon

| November 8, 2011

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: The Live Interview

| November 6, 2011

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.

Palm Coast City Council Election:
The Live Candidate Interviews

| November 5, 2011

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: The Live Interview

| November 5, 2011

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: The Live Interview

| November 5, 2011

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.

Disses and Disclosures As DeLorenzo Agrees to Give Back Waste Pro’s $500

| November 3, 2011

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.

Early Voting for Palm Coast Council Exceeds Previous Election’s With 5 Days to Go

| November 1, 2011

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.

Council Candidate DeLorenzo Takes $500 From Waste Pro Even as City Mulls Garbage Contract

| October 31, 2011

Jason DeLorenzo defended the decision to take the money, one of two of his largest contributions, saying he hadn’t seen it as a conflict nor had he thought about it, but conceding in retrospect that it was “a bad decision.”

Elect Dennis Cross
Palm Coast City Council District 3

| October 7, 2011

Dennis Cross for Palm Coast City Council District 3: his experience, platform and qualifications for Palm Coast City Council.

Re-Elect Holsey Moorman
Palm Coast City Council District 1

| October 7, 2011

Holsey Moorman for Palm Coast City Council District 1: his experience, game plan and qualifications for Palm Coast City Elections. Re-elect Holsey Moorman.

Hard Questions–and a Few, Targeted Softballs–at NAACP’s Candidate Forum

| September 27, 2011

The four remaining candidates for the Palm Coast City Council faced off before more than 120 people at the NAACP’s forum at the African American Cultural Society Tuesday evening.

Disbelief and Legal Maneuvers Meet Chamber’s Refusal to Budge on Creekside Exclusion

| September 23, 2011

The Flagler Chamber of Commerce stuck by its decision to deny non-partisan political candidates their own booths at the Creekside Festival, on public ground. County officials are looking for options as they take the brunt of the criticism for appearing to endorse the chamber’s exclusion.

Audrey Gibson Wins Special Senate Election for Tony Hill’s Seat

| September 21, 2011

Audry Gibson, the former Florida House member, took 62 percent of the vote in the special election. The district includes a sliver of voters in Flagler County.

Defying Polls and Tea Leaves, Jon Netts Is Re-Elected Palm Coast Mayor

| September 13, 2011

Incumbent Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts held on by defeating Charlie Ericksen with 54 percent of the vote, making a run-off in November unnecessary.

Jon Netts: The Live Interview

| September 13, 2011

Jon Netts, incumbent mayoral candidate in the Palm Coast election, answers 12 questions and a few follow-ups on a broad range of issues. He faces Charlie Ericksen and Joe Cunnane.

Charlie Ericksen: The Live Interview

| September 13, 2011

Charlie Ericksen is challenging incumbent mayoral candidate Jon Netts in the Palm Coast election. He answers 12 questions and a few follow-ups on a broad range of issues.

Elect Jason DeLorenzo
Palm Coast City Council District 3

| September 1, 2011

Jason Delorenzo for Palm Coast City Council District 3: his experience, qualifications and priorities for Palm Coast City Council.

As Voting for Palm Coast Mayor Begins, Netts and Ericksen Duel More Sharply

| August 31, 2011

Mayoral candidate and challenger Charlie Ericksen and incumbent Jon Netts accentuated their differences in the Palm Coast Civic Association forum: Ericksen for change, Netts for staying the course.

Incumbents Jon Netts and Holsey Moorman Leading Money Race In Palm Coast Elections

| August 26, 2011

Mayor Jon Netts is leading the money race with $8,600. Charlie Ericksen, his principal challenger, has raised $4,469 so far, with 18 days to go for the primary. Holsey Moorman, whose election isn’t until November, has raised $6,840 so far.

Campaign Notes: Defacing Moorman, Excluding Ericksen, Unseating Kim Weeks

| August 25, 2011

Palm Coast City Councilman Holsey Moorman reacts to his vandalized sign, Democrats explain why they invited Jon Netts and not Charlie Ericksen, and the complete list of candidates thinking (or not) of challenging Kimberle Weeks, the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections.

Palm Coast Races: 3 for Mayor, 4 for Council, 2 Elections, No Partridge, No Pear Tree

| August 9, 2011

Qualifying closed Tuesday with Charlie Ericksen and Joe Cunnane challenging Jon Netts for mayor in the Sept. 13 primary, which may prove to be the deciding date in that race. Two council seats will be decided on Nov. 8.

Paying Tribute to Tea Party Faithfuls, City Council Candidates Hear Tax-Me-Not Earfuls

| July 22, 2011

Opposition to tax increases in whatever form topped the list of concerns of several hundred people at a tea party-hosted encounter Palm Coast mayor and city council candidates.

Uncertainty Over: Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts Makes His Re-Election Bid Official

| June 23, 2011

Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts has been on the council for 10 years, including Palm Coast’s most challenging years, and now faces what may be his most challenging election. “Of course I represent change,” he says. “The issue is, can you manage change?”

Palm Coast’s Redistricting McCarthyism: Rowdiness, But Same Disputed Outcome

| June 2, 2011

The Palm Coast Redistricting Commission’s Louis McCarthy brooked no debate and little discussion in a testy meeting as the commission re-approved a recommendation that would eliminate a tea party favorite from this year’s municipal elections.

Palm Coast Redistricting Plan Disqualifies Dennis Cross From City Council Election

| May 26, 2011

Meeting quietly for the first time on Thursday, Palm Coast’s redistricting commission voted 5-0 to adopt a plan that redraws the city’s voting-district boundaries. The city council must ratify the plan in public hearings.

Flagler Beach City Commission Election: 3 Candidates Mostly of 1 Mind for 2 Open Seats

| February 28, 2011

Phil Busch, Kim Carney and Marshall Shupe, candidates for the Flagler Beach City Commission election on March 8, more or less agree on most issues, making the race mostly a matter of personalities.

Challenging Jon Netts, Charlie Ericksen Runs for Palm Coast Mayor on a Pro-Business Agenda

| January 31, 2011

Charlie Ericksen is critical of a city council that rubber-stamps too many decisions without debating or explaining them, and a city that he says hasn’t given local business a fair shake. Netts has been on the council since 2001.


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