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City Council Member Klufas Talks Campaign for County Commission Seat as Election Season Kicks Off

City Council Member Klufas Talks Campaign for County Commission Seat as Election Season Kicks Off

Current City Council member Nicholas Klufas sat down with us to discuss his decision and plans for his County Commission Campaign. With the May 13th deadline passed, it's official that Klufas is going to be one of the names on the ballot for County Commissioner. We asked him his stance on a variety of issues pertinent to the quality of life for residents in Flagler County. What initiated you to decide to run for county office? The biggest factor for me to run for county is being term limited at the city; so eight years now, dedicated services. Today, we've accomplished…
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Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Endorses Sheriff  Rick Staly for Re-election

Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Endorses Sheriff Rick Staly for Re-election

The Keep Rick Staly Our Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement for Sheriff Rick Staly’s re-election – Palm Coast Professional Firefighters, Local # 4807, says Keep Rick Staly Flagler County Sheriff. “…we have determined that you are the candidate best suited to represent public safety across Flagler County. I am delighted to announce the endorsement of your candidacy for Flagler County Sheriff by the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters Local 4807,” said Daniel Hackney, President. “I am honored to be endorsed by another first responder organization, this time the Palm Coast Professional Firefighters,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “First responders know my…
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Alan Lowe, 3rd Time Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate, Talks City Issues, Resident Concerns and More

Alan Lowe, 3rd Time Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate, Talks City Issues, Resident Concerns and More

Alan Lowe is back in the running again for Palm Coast Mayor. This is his third bid for the seat of mayor, fourth time running for a position on City Council. We sat down with Lowe to get his answers to many of the big hot ticket items facing the City of Palm Coast today. Read his interview below, our questions are in bold, followed by his answers.   Why choose to run again? It's your third time running for mayor, so why run again? Well, it took a lot of thought to get there. I've lived in Palm coast now…
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Meet the Candidates: Palm Coast Mayoral Candidates Answer Resident Questions At Sunbro’s Cafe

Meet the Candidates: Palm Coast Mayoral Candidates Answer Resident Questions At Sunbro’s Cafe

Residents had the opportunity to ask all three candidates in attendance, Mike Norris, Alan Lowe, and Peter Johnson, their questions, which included development, impact fees, code enforcement, infrastructure and more.   While the three candidates shared similar sentiments on a large variety of of topics, they all differed in their approach.   The owner of Sunbro's Cafe in Flagler Beach hosted the event, allowing residents to get to know the candidates running for office.  This is the second meet the candidate event that the owner of Sunbro's Cafe, Travis, hosted. The first hosting the Flagler County Commission candidates. Travis plans…
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Paul Anderson, Flagler County Commissioner Candidate, Talks Flagler County Issues

Paul Anderson, Flagler County Commissioner Candidate, Talks Flagler County Issues

Paul Anderson sat down with us to discuss his latest bid for the County Commission District. You will find the interview below with our questions in bold followed by Paul Anderson's answers. Paul Anderson has previously run for Flagler School Board twice and this will be his second bid for County Commission. Why run again? That's a good question. Why run a fourth time when you've already lost three times before? Because I couldn't possibly sit by and try to get somebody to run; I couldn't sit by and watch as Ed Danko and Pam Richardson fight it out by themselves.…
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Kim Carney Talks Flagler County Issues as She Ramps Up Her Campaign For County Commission

Kim Carney Talks Flagler County Issues as She Ramps Up Her Campaign For County Commission

Kim Carney, a local realtor and former City Commissioner for Flagler Beach is running for County Commission District 3. She sat down with us to discuss some of the big issues facing Flagler County and her thoughts regarding them. Below you can read the interview, our questions are in bold, with her answers following them. Why run for Flagler County Commission and what would you say are some of the qualifications you have for the seat? I served Flagler Beach on the city commission from 2011 to 2020. In 2020 I put my name in for district three and I…
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David Alfin Seeks Re-Election as Palm Coast’s Mayor in 2024 Local Election Cycle

David Alfin Seeks Re-Election as Palm Coast’s Mayor in 2024 Local Election Cycle

Recently we sat down with David Alfin. He is running for Palm Coast Mayor as the incumbent, against Peter Johnson, Mike Norris, Allen Lowe, and John Scott McDonald. We asked Alfin about many of the hot topics being debated in the community including his rush to fire former City Manager Bevan, the development pace, flooding, and more. Our questions are in bold below, with Alfin's answers following each question. Why are you choosing to run again and what would you say are some of your qualifications to continue to hold this office? So I'll answer the questions in two parts as…
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Edmonson Raises $49,000 in 90 Days in Race for  Flagler County Tax Collector

Edmonson Raises $49,000 in 90 Days in Race for Flagler County Tax Collector

“I am especially grateful for the incredible level of support from our community.  If elected, I can’t wait to continue to provide superb customer service and save taxpayers millions of dollars by running the best Tax Collector’s Office in the State of Florida, “stated Shelly Edmonson, candidate for Flagler County Tax Collector. “Shelly Edmonson is best qualified to lead this office for years to come.  She has the vision, leadership, experience, and expertise which our citizens deserve serving them,” said Suzanne Johnston who has served twenty years as Flagler County Tax Collector. “Shelly has the right philosophy and conservative values…
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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Endorses Flagler County Sheriff Sheriff Staly for Re-election

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Endorses Flagler County Sheriff Sheriff Staly for Re-election

The Keep Rick Staly Our Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement for Sheriff Rick Staly’s re-election - Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody says Keep Rick Staly Flagler County Sheriff. “Florida is at a 50-year low in crime and Attorney General Ashley Moody is at the forefront of helping and supporting Sheriffs reducing crime,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “General Moody has been a friend to Flagler County and Florida law enforcement and I am humbled to be endorsed by our Attorney General for re-election. She recognizes that under my watch Flagler County’s crime has dropped more than 50% since I was…
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Letters to the Editor: Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate Mike Norris Talks Paradise Lost

Letters to the Editor: Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate Mike Norris Talks Paradise Lost

Palm Coast Mayoral Candidate Mike Norris submitted his letter to the editor this week. Letters to the editor can be submitted for publication by any local Flagler County resident. Letters to the editor are a great way for members of the community to voice their opinions, we do not edit these letters in anyway. To submit your own letter to the editor, email them to us at editor@flaglercountybuzz.com. Paradise Lost for Profit - Mike Norris With the closing legislative session, we are witnessing what happens when city leaders’ priorities are skewed by special interests. Some of the foremost experts in…
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