November Mid-terms

Well, November 4th is almost here and I've been getting contacted by many of our military on voting advice.

Here's how I will be voting.

Keep in mind this is only for Santa Rosa County, Florida voters.



First Congressional District

Jeff Miller

Governor & Lt. Governor

Rick Scott & Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Attorney General

Pam Bondi

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Atwater

Commissioner of Agriculture

Adam Putnam

State Representative District 3

Doug Broxson

County Commissioner District 2

Bob Cole

County Commissioner District 4

Rob Williamson

School Board Member District 3

Jim Taylor

Retention of First District Court of Appeal Judges

Robert T. Benton - Yes
Joseph Lewis, Jr. - No
Scott Makar - No
Tim Osterhaus - No
Clay Roberts - No

Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 1 - No
Amendment 2 - No
Amendment 3 - Yes

Other Public Measures

Sales Tax for Courthouse - For the one-cent sales tax. I'm usually against an increase in the sales tax, however our county needs a new courthouse and I think all citizens should chip in, not just property owners. The tax will be in effect for 5 years.

New Courthouse referendums - I'm voting for the East Milton referendum. The better option would have been to build near the county jail, but that option was taken off the table by the Board of County Commissioners with these three referendum proposals.

Incorporate Navarre -  not sure why this is on the ballot. From all I've been able to attain, a legislative effort to incorporate is already underway. A feasibility study has been completed, but the political action committee has not yet come to Navarre residents with what the costs would be. I personally am opposed to wasting any resources to address this effort to the Florida Legislature without knowing what it would cost. This is a non-binding resolution, however I don't want to give the impression that Navarre is ready to go forward with incorporation until we know the cost. I guess that means I'm voting no.