Election | State
The Nov. 8 general election has arrived, and with it, a slew of candidates for Alachua County residents to choose from. The Alligator analyzed every candidate slated on Alachua County ballots, breaking down political history, platforms and primary polling performance for a quick look at the playing field.
The Nov. 4 ruling prohibits the use of puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgery that alters primary or secondary sexual characteristics to treat gender dysphoria in adolescents.
With data from the Federal Election Commission, the Florida Division of Elections and the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections, The Alligator looked at where candidates stand financially ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
Around 40 protesters decried the governor and his bid for reelection as DeSantis spoke in Alachua city's Legacy Park
The temporary blockage of a ban on Medicaid coverage for gender dysphoria treatments may be on the table in a Florida court this week. The Southern Legal Counsel and co-counsel filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on Sept. 12. The hearing for the motion will be Oct. 12.
The Gainesville tour saw Demings live like a local. She laughed with and listened to voters at staple locations like the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida and Grace Marketplace, braved the Gainesville traffic amid street closures to catch UF’s homecoming parade and even dug into a few slices at Satchel’s Pizza.
A crowd of about 50 people came to listen to him speak about his platform, where he tackled common concerns and emphasized his political experience.
Brandon Peters defeated Olysha Magruder in the race for Florida’s 22nd State House District. Peters won by a narrow margin, receiving 550 more votes than Magruder. In Nov. Peters will face off against Republican candidate Chuck Clemons.
Brewer led the race with almost 38% of the votes, with Martin finishing second with more than 25%. Weisman and Skop finished third and fourth, respectively.
Kat Cammack and Danielle Hawk were declared the winners of their Florida’s 3rd Congressional District primaries, as reported by the Associated Press at 7:22 p.m and 8:39 p.m. respectively.
In the aftermath of a controversial state redistricting cycle, Alachua County voters experienced the initial effects of redistricting in Tuesday’s primaries, including the race for a state House District seat. Some residents fear their vote could be silenced as a result of the change.
In Tuesday night’s District 22 primary election, State Rep. Chuck Clemons comfortably secured victory in the Republican race, but Democrats Olysha Magruder and Brandon Scott Peters were considerably closer to one another, with no clear winner despite all precincts in Alachua, Gilchrist and Levy Counties reporting their results.
The tour, which launched Tuesday, began on the heels of new University of North Florida poll that put Fried ahead of Crist by 4% in the Democratic primary.