Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Turnout was an estimated 3.2 percent higher than the 2008 Primary.
The Pasco County school district will soon have a new leader. Incumbent Superintendent Heather Fiorentino was unseated by Republican challenger Kurt Browning in today’s primary race. Browning captured 20,022 of the votes cast in the race to Fiorentino’s 8,360. Kenneth Benson had 2,184 votes in his favor. Browning will now face Kat Lambert in the Nov. 6 general election. Despite Fiorentino’s landslide loss to Browning, other Pasco County incumbents fared well with voters. Sheriff Chris Nocco, State Rep. Richard Corcoran, Property Appraiser Mike Wells and incumbent county commissioners all hung on to win a thumbs up from voters. According to the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office’s unofficial results, a total of 49,477 ballots were …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A retired teacher says for many in the district, "morale is at an all-time low."
The words “intimidation” and “bullying” have become a mantra during the public comment period at recent school board meetings, and today's session was no exception. Board members said they are listening—but in many instances, their hands are tied. Board meeting after board meeting, there have been comments about intimidation and bullying, board chairwoman Joanne Hurley said. “That’s not what this district is about.” But to some, that is what it has become. Barbara Munz, a retired educator who spent 33 years in Pasco County, was among those who addressed the board during the July 3 meeting. Munz retired just over a year ago, she said. And after spending most of her life working in the district, she has developed strong relationships with …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect the New Port Richey area and Pasco County.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Anyone interesting in helping out with the campaign is encouraged to attend Tuesday's event.
A campaign kick-off celebration for Pasco County Schools Superintendent Heather Fiorentino will be held Tuesday, and supporters are invited to attend. "Anyone who wants to be a part of ensuring that this team continues its great work is invited to come be a part of her campaign," a press release stated. Donations of time, talent and financial contributions are being sought, according to the press release. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Feb. 7 at Pappas Ranch Steakhouse, 11345 State Road 54 in Odessa. The host committee includes State Senator Mike Fasano, State Representative John Legg and County Commissioner Pat Mulieri. To learn more about Fiorentino, visit her re-election website.