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Good Primary Elections for Latinos

It was a good primary elections for many Hispanic candidates in Central Florida. From Osceola to Seminole counties,  Hispanic candidates established “firsts” for the Latino community in a sign that the Florida Supreme Court-imposed congressional redistricting evened the political playing field. Florida voter turnout of nearly 24 percent also was good, higher […]


Early Voting Turnout Is Just 4 Percent 1 comment

Early voting turnout is 4 percent in the August 30 primaries, a figure that was mirrored in the three-county area, according to the Florida Division of Elections’  figures released August 28. The numbers are bound to increase once all primary votes are cast – either early, by mail or in person. Total turnout […]


Hispanic Voter Registration Favors Democrats

The numbers are in. How many Hispanics are registered to vote in the August 30 primaries? The figures, calculated by the state Division of Elections, are encouraging. Hispanic voter registration has climbed in all of Florida since the March presidential primary, with Hispanic Democrats up nearly 9 percent, the highest of any major party […]


Latina Commissioner Endorses Randolph for Congress

In a surprise announcement, Susannah Randolph, Democrat running to replace her old boss Alan Grayson in Congressional District 9, snagged the endorsement of Viviana Janer, the first Latina on the Osceola County Commission. Of all the endorsements Randolph has announced, none may count as much as this one in the Latino-leaning district […]


Record Number of Latinos Running for Office

A record number of Latinos are running for office this year, a sign of the continuing political awakening of the group whose numbers and voters in Central Florida have grown significantly in the past several years. At least 42 Hispanics from as far north as Volusia and south as Osceola counties […]


Hispanics Now Largest Share of Osceola Voters

The dramatic increase in the Hispanic population in Central Florida is significantly impacting  voter registration, with Latinos now accounting for the largest group of voters in Osceola County. That would mean Osceola is behind only Miami-Dade in percentage of Hispanic voters in Florida, which is a major feat. Hispanics total […]