Daytona Beach, DeBary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange and South Daytona will have municipal races on the Aug. 18 ballot.
With only two candidates, the Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 2 and Zone 4 seats will be up for vote in November. Commissioner Paula Reed was unopposed and will return to her Zone 6 seat.
In Holly Hill, none of the candidates received opponents.
In Ormond Beach, with only two candidates, the mayor and Zone 1, 2 and 4 seats will be on the November ballot. Commissioner Susan Persis was unopposed and returns to her Zone 3 seat.
Daytona Beach Shores Councilmen Richard Bryan and Michael Politis were unopposed and return to office, so the city has nothing on the ballot. Also, Ponce Inlet Town Councilman Bill Milano, Port Orange City Councilman Drew Bastian and South Daytona City Councilman Brandon Young were unopposed and returned to office.
DeBary City Council Seat One only has two candidates and will be on the November ballot.
DeLand Commissioners Charles Paiva, Seat 2, and Christopher Cloudman, Seat 4, were unopposed and will return to office.
Deltona Commissioner Anita Bradford, District 2, was unopposed and will return to office. District 4 only has two candidates and will be on the November ballot.
Lake Helen Commission Zone 4 only has two candidates and will be on the November ballot.
Orange City Mayor only has two candidates and will be on the November ballot. No one qualified for the District 2 City Council seat, so someone will have to be appointed after Councilman Jeff Allebach's term ends in November. District 1 Councilman William O'Connor was unopposed and will return to office. District 3 candidate Alexander S. Tiamson was unopposed and will take office in November.
Pierson Mayor Samuel Bennett was unopposed and returns to office. City Council Seat 5 has only two candidates and will be on the November ballot.
Vote by mail balloting has begun. For a mail-in ballot or early voting locations, which begins Aug. 8 and ends Aug. 16, visit volusiaelections.org or call (386) 736-5930.
Daytona Beach Mayor
Sherrise Boyd, 48, has been in government for 10 years and 20 years in leadership in emergency and disaster management, and finance and budget coordinating.
She earned a master's degree in emergency and disaster management, project management at federal and state levels.
She has been a dedicated facilitator for people, involving herself in career choices and volunteer opportunities that support her local community.
Derrick Henry, 51, is the incumbent and was first elected mayor in 2012. He also served on the City Commission from 2009 to 2010.
He is the assistant principal at Holly Hill School and has 29 years experience as a professional educator having also served as a coach, counselor and teacher.
He led the effort to construct and successfully open the First Step Homeless Shelter.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Rollins College and a master's degree in educational leadership from Stetson University. He also was presented an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Bethune-Cookman University.
Ken Strickland did not respond to a request for information.
South Daytona Mayor
William C. “Bill” Hall, 62, the incumbent, retired as South Daytona Chief of Police after 33 years as a police officer, working his way up through the ranks.
He is an adjunct instructor at Daytona State College and was elected mayor in 2016.
He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Dr. Nancy Zrinyi Long, 69, served 13 years on the South Daytona City Council. She was an educator for 34 years, including eight years at St. Paul’s School and 20 years at Bethune-Cookman University as a professor of English.
She also served 10 years on the South Daytona Parks and Recreation Board and represented the city on River to Sea Transportation Policy Board, Volusia County School Advisory Board, Florida Environment/Energy Legislative Policy Committee and Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber Board.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican University, a master's degree and a doctorate in English education from the University of Central Florida.
South Daytona City Council Seat 4
(Theodor) Eric Sander, 63, is a workshop facilitator for the NOAA Fisheries Service Shark Identification Program and owner of Tackle Box I.D.
He also has been a research biologist and Regional coordinator for FWC Fish & Wildlife Research Institute. He was owner/captain of the Ponce Inlet-based commercial shark fishing boats Jawsome and Marsea, and began his career in charter fishing out of Ponce Inlet.
He is a graduate of Mainland High School and earned a bachelor's degree in natural science from the University of South Florida.
He has served nearly 20 years on South Daytona municipal boards, including the Code Enforcement Board, Land Development & Regulation Board (10 years as chairman) and Planning & Appeals Board (current chairman).
He is the author of two shark identification guides.
Ralph G. Schoenherr, 70, the incumbent, retired after 15 years as an engineer and feeder administrator with Southern Bell/ATT, two years as a private developer and Realtor, 15 years as assistant public works director for the City of South Daytona, and five years as Ponce Inlet public works director and development services director.
He studied electronics in the U.S. Navy and earned an associate degree in mechanical engineering from Daytona State College and a bachelor's degree from Warner Southern College in applied organizational management.
He has been on the City Council for nine years and served on the Florida League of Cities Municipal Administration Legislative Committee and River to Sea TPO Board. He received the Volusia League of Cities Employee of the Year and served six years in the US Naval Air Reserve.
Port Orange Mayor
Don Burnette, 53, the incumbent, is a loan officer with The Mortgage Firm.
He earned bachelor's and master's of business administration degrees from the University of Central Florida.
He is president of the Volusia League of Cities, serves as treasurer and finance committee chair on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, he was Adopt-a-School Committee Chair for the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors, and a member of the School Advisory Council and the Law & Government Advisory Board at Atlantic High School.
Sarah Jones, 76, retired as a public health biochemist at Onondaga County Health Department in Syracuse, N.Y.
She earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Smith College.
During her career, she established an analysis section at Onondaga County to test blood for lead, which became a reference lab for the CDC. She was executive vice president of the 5,000-member Local 834 of the Civil Service Employees Association and negotiating chair for the Onondaga County Employee Section.
She was president of the Retiree Local 952 of Civil Service Employees Association for north Florida for 12 years. She also is one of the founders of the Port Orange Democratic Club.
Derek LaMontagne, 34, is a blue-collar philanthropist and public health advocate who grew up in Port Orange, graduating valedictorian from Spruce Creek High School before getting his masters degree from the University of Florida.
He is a five-time state "Olympic" games medalist in fencing, representing Port Orange and the USA at national competitions.
He has volunteered for the Port Orange Police Department, his church and numerous environmental organizations. He played varsity baseball for the SCHS Hawks and participated in clean-up events to protect local waterways.
Ponce Inlet Town Council Seat 4
David Israel is a retired police detective from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Mr. Israel also served as security manager for Union Station during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.
He is in charge of a community watch in Ponce Inlet.
Joseph V. Perrone, the incumbent, moved to Ponce Inlet in 2004 after a 40-year career, mostly at the executive level, working for banks.
He is a member of the Ormond Beach chapter of the Florida State Poets Association, and he has written three books in the last six years, “The Third Planet,” “Some Poems by Joe,” and “The Stockbroker” in 2019. He is a volunteer at Epiphany Church, having served on the Pastoral Council and currently in the RCIA Program.
DeBary City Council Seat 2
Jim Pappalardo, 29, is a manager of operations finance in the healthcare industry, leading a team in budget preparation, policy writing, data analytics and long-term capital investment planning. Mr. Pappalardo previously was a financial analyst intern at Frontier Communications in DeLand.
He earned a bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in business administration from Stetson University.
Mr. Pappalardo has served two terms on DeLand's Economic Development Committee and was appointed to the DeBary Charter Review Commission. He was awarded Stetson University's Male Philanthropist of the Year in 2013.
Ryan Rinaldo, 29, is the recreation manager for the City of Longwood, previously working for the cities of Deltona and Leesburg.
He earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Stetson University.
Reared in DeBary, Mr. Rinaldo has worked in local government for 10 years, working his way up from a parks attendant at Wes Crile Park for the City of Deltona to recreation manager for the City of Longwood.
Darius D. Kelley did not respond to a request for information.
Deltona City Commission, District 6
Julio David Sosa, 54, owns a martial arts academy in Deltona. He previously worked for Barnett Technologies, where he started at 18 as an entry level operator and worked his up to operations manager, overseeing four departments and 30 employees. He also worked for Attorneys’ Title in the information technologies department.
He is a graduate of Lake Brantley High School in Seminole County and earned an associate degree from Florida Community College at Jacksonville.
Mr. Sosa has mentored youth at his karate studio as well as local elementary schools. He also had a successful boxing/kick-boxing career, giving him the opportunity to travel across the United States, Bahamas, Canada and Europe.
Lawton ColleyShaw and Jody Lee Storozuk did not respond to a request for information.
Lake Helen Commissioner Zone 2
Roxann Reid Goodman, 49, has worked in higher education and business management.
She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Center Florida and is studying to earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Phoenix.
Roger F. Eckert, 65, retired from the Deltona Fire Department after more than 33 years.
Mr. Eckert is a Vietnam era veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He graduated from Taylor Jr-Sr High School and earned an associate degree in fire science from Daytona State College.
A Lake Helen resident since 1980, he supervised the Deltona Fire Department Youth program, Deltona Fire Explorer Post, for 17 years with almost 200 youth learning about the Fire/EMS career.
J.T. Hargrove and Nancy Weary did not response to a request for information.