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Thu, August 02, 2018

Candidates make final pitch at 2018 Hob Nob & Straw Poll

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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) hosted its 2018 Hob Nob & Straw Poll on August 2, 2018, providing candidates with a platform to state their case to potential voters. Over 250 attendees cast their votes in the Straw Poll that utilized voting machines provided by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office. This event was the final Straw Poll held in the area before the August 28 Florida primary election. As in years past, the results of this Straw Poll are viewed as a gauge for the primary. The results of the Straw Poll were as follows:

  • U.S. Senator: Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente 10, Bill Nelson 101, Rick Scott 145
  • U.S. Representative District 10: Wade Darius 49, Val Demings 171
  • Governor: Ron DeSantis 56, Andrew Gillum 21, Gwen Graham 45, Jeff Greene 8, Chris King 17, Philip Levine 12, Adam H. Putnam 97
  • Attorney General: Ashley Moody 131, Sean Shaw 45, Ryan Torrens 23, Frank White 34
  • Chief Financial Officer: Jimmy Patronis 127, Jeremy Ring 81
  • Commissioner of Agriculture: Matt Caldwell 47, Nicole “Nikki” Fried 54, Denise Grimsley 53, Mike McCalister 14, Jeffrey Duane Porter 9, Baxter Troutman 15, Roy David Walker 10
  • State Representative District 44: Margaret Melanie Gold 49, Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski 97, Geraldine F. Thompson 89
  • Sheriff: Jose “Joe” Lopez 75, John W. Mina 149, Darryl B. Sheppard 17
  • 9th Judicial Circuit Judge, Group 15: Jeff Ashton 146, Howard Friedman 84
  • 9th Judicial Circuit Judge, Group 26: Joseph Haynes Davis 60, Tom Young 135
  • 9th Judicial Circuit Judge, Group 41: Lorraine Elizabeth DeYoung 11, Dean Mosley 90, Laura Shaffer 101
  • County Judge Group 11: Adam McGinnis 145, Doricia “Dori” Miller Rivas 54
  • Orange County Mayor: Pete Clarke 60, Jerry L. Demings 129, Rob Panepinto 64
  • Orange County Commissioner, District 2: Fred Brummer 48, Mark Byrd 86, Christine Moore 66, Patricia Rumph 27
  • Orange County Commissioner, District 3: Pete Crotty 72, Bobby Lance 27, Bill Moore 22, Eric Rollings 28, Mayra Uribe 61, Randy Whiting 2
  • Orange County Commissioner, District 4: Kevin Ballinger 27, Maribel Gomez Cordero 24, Susan Makowski 98, Gina Perez-Calhoun 26, Nicolette Springer 23
  • Orange County Commissioner, District 6: Robin Denise Harris 72, Victoria Siplin 132
  • School Board Chair: Matthew J. Fitzpatrick 34, Teresa Jacobs 133, Robert Allen Prater 11, Nancy Robbinson 70
  • School Board Member District 1: Angie Gallo 98, Terry Rooth 23, Heather Traynham 51
  • School Board Member District 2: Sara Au 39, Jacqueline Centeno 20, David Grimm 14, Chadwick Hardee 67, Johanna Lopez 31, Eric S. “Lighthouse” Martin 8
  • School Board Member District 3: Michael Daniels 40, Linda Kobert 132
  • School Board Member District 6: Karen Castor Dentel 87, Patricia Fox 77, Charlene Roberts Norato 20
  • School Board Member District 7: Chan-Denise Budhoo 24, Melissa Mitchell Byrd 94, Jeffery Lynn Richardson 7, Eric Schwalbach 70
  • Soil and Water Conservation District 4: Dawn C. Curtis 67, Derek Ryan 104
  • School Board Question - The School Board of Orange County, Florida Ad Valorem Millage Election: Yes 175, No 51
  • No. 1 Constitutional Amendment - Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption: Yes 121, No 83
  • No. 2 Constitutional Amendment - Limitations on Property Tax Assessments: Yes 124, No 66
  • No. 3 Constitutional Amendment - Voter Control of Gambling in Florida: Yes 136, No 60
  • No. 4 Constitutional Amendment - Voting Restoration Amendment: Yes 119, No 76
  • No. 5 Constitutional Amendment - Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees: Yes 112, No 80
  • No. 6 Constitutional Revision - Rights of Crime Victims; Judges: Yes 122, No 67
  • No. 7 Constitutional Revision - First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities: Yes 139, No 57
  • No. 8 Constitutional Revision - Schools Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools: Yes 130, No 72
  • No. 9 Constitutional Revision - Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces: Yes 109, No 88
  • No. 10 Constitutional Revision - State and Local Government Structure and Operation: Yes 108, No 76
  • No. 11 Constitutional Revision - Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes: Yes 110, No 73
  • No. 12 Constitutional Revision - Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers: Yes 133, No 59
  • No. 13 Constitutional Revision - Ends Dog Racing: Yes 119, No 80

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