palm coast politics

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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Shara Brodsky, Palm Coast Resident and City Council Candidate Talks Development, Flooding and Transparency

Shara Brodsky, Palm Coast Resident and City Council Candidate Talks Development, Flooding and Transparency

Shara Brodsky is a local Palm Coast resident and manager at Chey Jacqueline, a small fashion boutique in Palm Coast. You can read our interview with Shara below, where she explains her stance on a variety of issues facing Palm Coast, her qualifications, her experience and more. Our questions are in bold, with her answers following them. How long have you lived in Palm Coast? Why run now? I’ve lived in Palm Coast for 29 years. I grew up here in this beautiful city, known for its Tree City USA status and for being a “planned city” with accounted-for, manageable growth.…
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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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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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Ray Stevens, Local Resident, Running for Palm Coast City Council District 3

Ray Stevens, Local Resident, Running for Palm Coast City Council District 3

Ray Stevens is a 20 year Palm Coast resident. Formerly an administrative lieutenant with the New York Police Department, and a deputy sheriff in Pinellas County. During his time as a deputy sheriff he was in administration, overseeing traffic facilitations, intersection assessments, press relations, and special event planning. Stevens is currently running for City Council District seat 3, against 'Dana' Mark Stancil, and Andrew Werner. Stevens explained that, "City Council is an administrative body, whether acting alone or in conjunction with each other. It's an administrative body, and I feel as though my experience prepares me to a great extent,…
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Current City Council Member Ed Danko Talks About his Run For County Commission

Current City Council Member Ed Danko Talks About his Run For County Commission

Ed Danko sat down to talk about his bid for County Commission. Currently Ed Danko currently holds a seat on the Palm Coast City Council. When asked why the shift from city to county, Danko explained, "Why not? I am finished up my first term with the city, and I've accomplished some things. We got a full millage rate rollback last year, which was one of my goals. I have prevented some wasteful spending like that 6% franchise fee they wanted to put on your electric bill. You get so much time in life, and I just turned 70 and…
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Alan Lowe Talks Candidacy, Rumors and Citizenship

Alan Lowe Talks Candidacy, Rumors and Citizenship

Alan Lowe sat down today on camera to talk about his candidacy and to talk about his past decision to become a Sovereign Citizen over 30 years ago. Lowe stated it was time for him to talk about all of this in a transparent and public way, so that people could focus more on the issues of Palm Coast and less on decisions made in decades past. Alan Lowe talked about his business and career in Palm Coast over his 42 years of residency in Flagler County. Lowe has a company, which does handy man work throughout the county. He…
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Local Resident Andrew Werner Discusses His Candidacy for Palm Coast City Council

Local Resident Andrew Werner Discusses His Candidacy for Palm Coast City Council

Andrew Werner has launched his campaign for Palm Coast City Council District 3.  "I have always had an interest in public service. I have over 20 years of public service experience, not as an elected official. My real desire is to serve the community. I have been following the City Council quite a bit and I really just think I could bring a servants attitude to the City Council." Andrew Werner explained in answer to why he is running for council. We asked what Werner felt were some of the biggest issues facing the city. Werner explained, "It's a good…
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