Incumbent Martin ahead in unofficial results Challenger for Belle Glade commission 21 votes short

BELLE GLADE — Voters here apparently re-elected City Commissioner Michael C. Martin on Tuesday, June 2, by a slim margin in the city’s municipal election; however, the results from the county elections office are still unofficial. Only 12.56% of the 7,631 active, registered voters came to the polls or cast a ballot by mail (VBM), […]

Jahner ‘honored’ to be elected to school board

OKEECHOBEE — After being elected to the Okeechobee County School Board by Okeechobee voters on Aug. 28, Melisa Jahner said she appreciates the community for putting their trust in her. “I would like to say thank you to my community for having confidence in me and I am very honored to be their school board […]

Burroughs, Brown spar over issues, county’s conditions

OKEECHOBEE — The two challengers for Okeechobee County Commission, running against District 2 incumbent Bryant Culpepper and District 4’s Terry Burroughs (the board chairman), faced off Monday evening, Aug. 6, at the Okeechobee Political Forum. The opposing candidates, Noel Chandler in District 2, who’s a sitting Okeechobee City Council member, and Fred Darrell Brown were […]

Chandler, Culpepper share similar visions in friendly forum

OKEECHOBEE — The two challengers for Okeechobee County Commission, running against District 4’s Terry Burroughs (board chairman) and District 2 incumbent Bryant Culpepper, faced off with the incumbents Aug. 6 at the Okeechobee Political Forum.   The opposing candidates, Noel Chandler in District 2, who’s a sitting Okeechobee City Council member, and Fred Darrell Brown […]

City of Okeechobee to hold elections and appointment to fill seats for 2018 terms

OKEECHOBEE — The City of Okeechobee is now accepting applications from city residents who wish to be considered for appointment to serve on the city council, to fill the term left by the resignation of Michael O’Connor. Individuals interested can access the application packet by visiting the cityofokeechobee.com website and by clicking on the “Employment” […]

Candidates seek local offices

OKEECHOBEE — The 2018 election season is well underway in Okeechobee County. In the race for the County Commission District 2 seat incumbent Byrant Culpepper is challenged by Noel Alton Chandler. Both are Republicans. In the race for the County Commission District 4 seat, incumbent Terry Burroughs is challenged Fred Darrell Brown. Both are Republicans. […]