Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The East Hillsborough Democratic Club met Election Day night at Barnacles in Brandon, where voters and candidates talked about why their votes and runs mattered as the results came pouring in for local, state and national offices.
Election Day, and their campaigns, came to an end for candidates Gail Gottlieb and Elizabeth Belcher, who joined members and friends of the East Hillsborough County Democratic Club at a watch party at Barnacles in Brandon. There, people talked about their preferred candidates, their passion for politics and their concern for the country's challenges as they celebrated as well their right to vote. "This is a celebration of all of our hard work and, for me, it's a celebration of my 60th birthday," said Angie Angel, the club's past president. "We're here waiting to see the fruits of our labor." Club members waited long enough to learn that Democrat and club member Elizabeth Belcher lost her bid for the District 24 state Senate seat that …
The results are in for the 2012 General Election and here's what you need to know about who is set to serve the Greater Brandon area in local offices. Also, how the Hillsborough vote affected the presidential race.
Rich Glorioso, who served as a Plant City commissioner and later as a state representative, lost his 2012 bid for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. He met with friends and supporters at O'Brien's Irish Pub and Family Restaurant in Brandon.
Rich Glorioso and his wife were among friends and supporters at O'Brien's Irish Pub and Family Restaurant in Brandon as the results of the 2012 General Election started filtering in. With results streaming in, he conceded to them that it was not likely he would be the next Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. Later in the night, Glorioso would learn that he lost his race to Democrat Craig Latimer, the current chief of staff to Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Earl Lennard, who did not seek re-election. "Right now we're behind," Glorioso said before offering his concession speech. "I believe it would be very tough to pick up what we need to pick up." As supporters fretted over the absentee and early voting results, …
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
At the Robert L. Gilder Election Services Center in the Greater Brandon area of Tampa, Kevin Belanger sported a patriotic tie and pin, symbolic of the many registered voters who dressed in red, white and blue on Election Day 2012.
Campaign signs and cars were plentiful throughout the day in the parking lot at the Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center on Falkenburg Road in Greater Brandon, where among the voters casting their ballots was patriotically dressed Kevin Belanger. He sported a white shirt with a patriotic tie, showcasing the American flag, the American Eagle and a pin in remembrance of the 9/11 terroist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. "I wear the tie probably two to three times a month," Belanger said. "I've been military and government civilian for 30 years now." That he wore the tie on Election Day, Nov. 6, is by design, he said. "What better day to wear it?" he said, noting as well his reasons for taking time to cast his ballot. "We…
Voters flock to the polls in Hillsborough County, determined, as a first-time voter on Victoria Street in Brandon put it, to "make a difference." His ballot was cast at Precinct 853/857, at the Brandon Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Quincy Sanchez said he cast his first vote ever in a General Election, at the Brandon Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Victoria Street in Brandon, just west of Brandon High School, which in 2014 celebrates its 100-year-old roots. With him at Precinct No. 853/857, at the church that has served Brandon for more than 40 years, was voter Sonia Agosto, who with Sanchez commented on why they took time out of their daily routines to cast ballots Nov. 6. "The most important thing, I'm against certain things and I want to make a difference," Sanchez said. "And I want to provide support for what I believe in." Agosto agreed. "Election Day should be important to Americans because it's important that the leaders listen to what the citizens have to …
The Brandon Christian Church at Lumsden and Bryan Roads has seen a steady flow of 2012 Election Day voters, according to a volunteer for a local campaign, who said she is "proud people are taking time out of their day to make their opinions matter."
Sara Swartz, an Election Day volunteer, said she is proud to see today's steady stream of voters at Precinct No. 825 at Lumsden and Bryan Roads in Brandon. There, at the Brandon Christian Church, Swartz is holding a sign for the candidate she supports in the District 59 seat for the Florida House of Representatives, a position that is held by Rachel Burgin, who is not up for re-election. "It doesn't matter if you're Republican or Democrat, it matters in what you believe, and that doesn't mean anything unless you vote," Swartz said. "People have a lot of opinions, but until you put it down on paper it doesn't matter much, in my opinion. I'm proud people are taking time out of their day to make their opinions matter." Swartz, who works at …
The 2012 General Election is here and it's the last chance for registered voters to have their say. Here's what you need to know on Election Day, Nov. 6, from going to the polls to learning the results.
As Election Day unwinds and comes to an end, here's what you need to know about how the local vote affected the results for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and for candidates to the U.S. Senate and Florida House and Senate seats.
Florida voters on Election Day today will be asked to vote "yes" or "no" to a series of constitutional amendments. Here's a quick guide to determine what your vote will mean.
When voters head to Florida’s polls today, Nov. 6, they’ll be faced with a ballot that includes 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Use these links for a quick Patch guide to the amendments: Florida Amendment 1: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 2: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 3: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 4: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 5: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 6: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 8: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 9: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 10: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 11: What a Yes Vote Means Florida Amendment 12: What a Yes Vote Means