Mail-in voting for the Aug. 23 primary election in Volusia County is underway.
As of Monday morning, more than 25,000 voters had returned mail-in ballots in Volusia.
Early Voting will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to Saturday, Aug. 20.
Early Voting will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, to Saturday, Aug. 20. For sites and more information, visit volusiaelections.gov or call (386) 736-5930.
The deadline to register for the primary has passed, but the deadline to register for the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 11.
Here are the statewide and state candidates on the primary ballot. Unopposed partisan candidates and write-in candidates already are on the general election ballot.
Democrats: Ricardo De La Fuente, Miami; Val Demings, Orlando; Brian Rush, Tampa; and William Sanchez, Miami
U.S. Rep. District 6
Republicans: Charles E. Davis, Palm Coast, and Michael Waltz, St. Augustine (incumbent)
U.S. Rep. District 7
Hilsia “Tatiana” Fernandez, Lake Mary; Karen Green, Apopka; Al Krulick, Maitland; and Allek Pastrana, Orlando
Republicans: Erika Benfield, DeBary; Brady Duke, Oviedo; Ted Edwards, Winter Park; Cory Mills, Orlando; Rusty Roberts, Lake Mary; Anthony Sabatini, Howey in the Hills; Amando Al Santos, Casselberry; and Scott Sturgill, Sanford
Democrats: Charlie Crist, Pinellas Park; Cadance Daniel, Jacksonville; Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Miami; and Robert L. Willis, Cocoa
Democrats: Aramis Ayala, Orlando; Jim Lewis, Fort Lauderdale; and Daniel Uhlfelder, Santa Rosa Beach
Commissioner of Agriculture
Democrats: Naomi Esther Blemur, North Miami; J.R. Gaillot, Gainesville; and Ryan Morales, Clermont
Republicans: James W. Shaw, Vero Beach, and Wilton Simpson, Tallahassee
State Senator District 7
Travis Hutson, St. Augustine (incumbent): no reply to request for information.
Gerry James, 62, of Ponte Vedra Beach is on the primary ballot. He is a financial advisor.
He said he is running for office, “because my opponent, the incumbent, is using his office to destroy our quality of life in this district. He uses his political access to essentially force mega-developments to be approved for his family business, and with that comes traffic and increased crime. Our schools cannot handle the uncontrolled rate of growth, and our children are suffering. That’s unacceptable.”
State Senator District 8
Richard Paul Dembinsky responded he does not want his name listed as a candidate, but is on the ballot.
Andrea Williams, 40, Titusville, is on the ballot for the primary election. She has five years of non-profit leadership, eight years of crisis management experience as an analytical expert, and a family with a military background. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in human resources development.
She said she is running for office because Florida is in crisis “and I want to fix the economy, fight for rights and tackle the housing crisis.”
State Representative District 29
Webster Barnaby, 62, of Deltona is on the primary ballot. He was born in Birmingham, England, but after working in the hospitality industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands, moved to Deltona in 1991. He is a district manager for National Write Your Congressman, with which he has been since 1994. He was a Deltona City Councilman and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in November 2020. He earned an associate degree in business from Birmingham Metropolitan College.
He said he is running for office, “To help preserve the freedoms our founding fathers gave us by ensuring that ordinary Americans have a voice in our state government.”
Elizabeth Fetterhoff of DeLand is on the primary ballot. She did not respond to a request for information, but, in the 2018 election, Hometown News had the following: Elizabeth Fetterhoff, who declined to state her age, is a native and resident of DeLand. Ms. Fetterhoff earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State University, and has 20 years in both the public and private sector working in the political process, including as a legislative aid for the late Sen. Dorothy Hukill. She is a veteran of the Army National Guard and was the government affairs director of the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors.
She currently serves as a state representative.
State Representative District 30
Robyn Hattaway, 47, Titusville, is on the primary ballot. She is an attorney with Lacy Lyons Rezanka Attorneys at Law and a Port Canaveral commissioner since 2018. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a juris doctor from Emory University.
She is running for office she said, “I want to serve our beautiful, free Florida, where families can thrive with great job opportunities, safe cities and beautiful waterways.”
Chase Tramont, 42, of Port Orange is on the primary ballot. He has been a pastor for 10 years and taught American History at Spruce Creek High School for 10 years, and is a Port Orange City Councilman. He earned bachelor's degrees in communications from Flagler College and history education from Kennesaw State University.
He said he is running for office because “I'm seeking to continue my public service to this community and assist Gov. DeSantis in keeping Florida the freest, most prosperous state in the union.”