Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This interactive U.S. voting map shows who the Florida voters were in the 2012 presidential election. You may be surprised by the results.
A slightly greater percerntage of eligible Hispanic voters – 62.2 percent – turned out to cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election in Florida than white, non-Hispanic voters. And more eligible female voters went to the polls than men. The results are among several demographic mesaurements released by the U.S. Census showing the make-up of voters in Florida and across the United States. Just click on Florida on the map above to see the results. Darker green states had a higher percentage of turnout. If you click on an individual state, you will see percentages of eligible U.S. citizens who voted in that state broken down by gender, race and ethnic group. This information was released from from the US Census Bureau on Wednesday, May 8…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tarpon officials break ground on a $35 million project that will enable the city to generate its own drinking water. This photo was tweeted by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The shovels very well could have been gold-plated for the $35 million water treatment plant project that finally got off the ground in Tarpon Tuesday. On Tuesday, March 26, officials broke ground on a project that has been delayed for a decade. But residents and officials have never stopped aiming for the goal to have Tarpon Springs produce its own drinking water. Currently, Tarpon buys its water from Pinellas County. The reverse osmosis plant is expected to come on line in early 2015. It is expected to produce 5 millions gallons per day, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Although the race was close until the end, Banther pulled ahead with 40.97 percent of the vote with all 10 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results.
David Banther was voted onto the Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners after 3,000 votes were cast in Tuesday's municipal election. Banther earned 40.97 percent of the vote with 1,229 votes, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website. The unofficial results must be verified by the state. "It feels very good," Banther told Patch after receiving word of his victory. "I'm looking forward to being very involved with the budget. That was my main issue with this campaign." With four candidates running for the Commission's Seat 4, the race was white knuckled until the end. According to the Supervisor of Elections results posted online, Bouldin received 465 votes (15.50 percent), while Frain had 461 votes (15.37 percent) and …
As the race for the Tarpon Springs City Commission's Seat 4 comes to an end, we've gathered some useful information on where to cast your vote plus a rundown of each candidate and where they stand on the issues.
Happy Election Day, Tarpon Springs! Here's what you need to know if you plan on voting in the local election Tuesday, March 12: Although Tarpon Springs Mayor David O. Archie and Commissioner Jeff Larsen will automatically be re-elected to new terms, the race for Commission Seat 4 is still pending. Archie and Larsen ran unopposed, while the four candidates running for Seat 4 have completed months of campaigning and debating. The candidates for City Commission, Seat 4 are: Through blogs on Tarpon Springs Patch, Banther, Bouldin, Frain and Keffalas have reached a diverse group of Tarponites and explained where they stand on the issues. Over the past few months, the candidates have completed a number of forums and tirelessly campaigned around …
Monday, March 11, 2013
We have had many people blog this last week on Tarpon Springs Patch on the upcoming city election. Check out some of posts from the past week.
Monday, March 11
City commission elections have been the topic of many blogs posts this past week. Here's a look at the blogs from the last week: Interested in sharing your voice? Get started blogging on Tarpon Springs Patch today. Sign up for the Patch email newsletter to get top headlines delivered straight to your inbox each morning.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Here's where you can go to the polls on Tuesday, March 12.
Here's where you can go to the polls on Tuesday, March 12 for Tarpon Springs' municipal elections, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. Click here for past coverage of the Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners and the current race for Seat 4. Sign up for the Tarpon Springs Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Friday, February 8, 2013
Members from the Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs were all ears for the candidates at Thursday's forum.
The Rotary Club of Tarpon Springs hosted a forum for four commission candidates at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club on Thursday. Each candidate was allotted four minutes to speak about his strengths, focal points and goals. First up was Jim Bouldin. He talked about his journey to Tarpon Springs and his decision to run for a seat on the Board of Commissioners. "My desire to serve on the Tarpon Springs City Commission came after considering why I believe I'm qualified for this position," Bouldin said. "I have long been known for my enthusiasm and steady flow of fresh, new ideas." Bouldin went on to explain his previous experiences in city government before handing the mic over to candidate Tommy Frain. Frain grew up in Tarpon and talked mostly…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The four candidates running for City Commission, Seat 4 recently shared their views on the possibility of golf carts in Tarpon Springs.
With the local election taking place in March, the candidates for City Commission, Seat 4 are sounding off on hot topics, including the idea of golf carts in Tarpon Springs. City Manager Mark LeCouris acknowledged the benefits but believes that golf carts wouldn't be worth the struggle. “When you get to the point of golf carts and how many people are going to have them, it isn’t going to be a lot” LeCouris said. “I mean, are we even going to get 50 (registered golf cart drivers) if we do this?” Captain Jeffrey Young of the Tarpon Springs Police Department pointed out the largest flaw with the possibility, as he sees it. “One of the big factors that keeps jumping out is the safety of golf carts on public roadways,” explained Young. Sign up …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Seat 4 candidates respond to a popular topic for both business owners and residents of Tarpon Springs.
Candidates running for Tarpon Springs Commission, Seat 4 answered small business questions during the first forum of the race, held earlier this month. More recently, each candidate expressed his view on economic development and making Tarpon Springs a year round destination: David Banther: Jim Bouldin: Tommy Frain: Tim Keffalas: Tarpon Springs residents will go to the polls March 12. Sign up for the free Tarpon Springs Patch email newsletter to read more about local businesses and other news from your community. Related Coverage:
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Two Tarpon Springs Commission, Seat 4 candidates recently posted blogs on Tarpon Springs Patch regarding the SERF program and the role of Civilian Advisory Boards.
Tarpon Springs City Commission, Seat 4 candidates, Jim Bouldin and Tommy Frain revealed some personal perspectives in their recent blog posts on Patch. Bouldin's blog informs about the SERF program in Tarpon Springs and its positive impact. Bouldin writes: For Bouldin's blog in its entirety, click here. In his blog, Tommy Frain addresses Civilian Advisory Boards and their roles in the city. Frain writes: