Westchase Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Westchase, Odessa, Keystone, Citrus Park and Hillsborough County.


As we look ahead to November’s elections, Westchase Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town.

Here are several that locals are already talking about:

President Barack Obama: The president’s run for reelection has

GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney:  , focusing most of his comments on the economy.

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections: Three candidates have already filed to run for the post being vacated by Earl Lennard, who is not running for re-election. , threw his hat into the ring recently and will oppose Democrats Craig Latimer and Thomas Scott.

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser: Incumbent Rob Turner's recent scandal involving pornographic emails sent to a co-worker in November. Also running are two Democrats - former State Rep. Bob Henriquez and real estate broker James DeMio - and Rob Townsend, who is running without party affiliation.

Hillsborough County Sheriff: Incumbent David Gee is challenging write-in candidate Robert O. Wirengard to take the reigns of the county's public safety.

Hillsborough County Commissioner: Incumbent Victor Crist is challenging Sharon Calvert for a seat in District 2, which covers the majority of Carrollwood. In District 6, a countywide seat, Kevin Beckner is running against Margaret Iuculano and Don Kruse.

School Board: In District 1, Eduardo Calcines is challenging Susan Valdes. In District 3, Jack Lamb, Leo Frederick Perrella and Cindy L. Stuart.

Stay with Patch throughout election season for updates on these races and others affecting the Westchase area.


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