Category Archives: Political Scene

WhistleStop Winter Haven Straw Ballot Results

They came. They crooned. They chowed. They voted.  Check out the results of the straw ballot below. Thank you to our sponsors: The Ledger Media Group, Tampa Electric Company Bright House Networks, Budget Auto Glass, Bernie Little Distributors And to … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Vote in City Election …

Three Easy Ways to Vote in Winter Haven’s Upcoming Municipal Election: POLK COUNTY, FL (October 21, 2013) – Citizens in Winter Haven planning to participate in the Municipal Elections have 3 easy ways to vote according to Supervisor of Elections … Continue reading

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Perspectives from 2013 City Commission Candidates:

  Two Winter Haven residents are vying for City Commission Seat 5. Incumbent Steven Hunnicutt faces Candidate Debra Ogzewalla in the November 5 election. The Chamber will host a Candidate’s Forum on Wednesday morning, October 23 here in our Auditorium. RSVP … Continue reading

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City Commission Candidates State Their Positions …

City Residents: Please Vote in the April 2 Special Election The Chamber posed a series of eight questions to those running for the vacant Winter Haven City Commission Seat. We present their answers here for your review.  1. What city … Continue reading

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WhistleStop Winter Haven Straw Poll Results

More than 300 people rallied last night to meet those seeking office who’s names will appear on the Winter Haven ballot. There was plenty of red, white and bluegrass, BBQ from Sonny’s and frozen custard from KC’s Big Dipper! Also, … Continue reading

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ALL Aboard for WhistleStop Winter Haven!

  VIP Reception 5-6 p.m. Barbecue and Rally 6-8 p.m. Nora Mayo Hall  WhistleStop Winter Haven is an old-fashioned political rally filled with “red, white and bluegrass” and designed to acquaint the business community with those running for elected office. … Continue reading

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Jessica James Wins iPad2 @ Economic Summit

Chamber  and Wal-Mart Award iPad2 Jessica James was one of twenty-two Polk State College students hosted by the attendees at the Chamber Foundation’s 8th Annual Economic Summit. Attendees reserve tables of six and two Polk State students join them at … Continue reading

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Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School: “Awesomer!”

Formal dedication ceremonies for the new 15,000 sq. ft. Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School were held this morning. Among the remarks shared at the event, Polk State College President Eileen Holden, Ed.D., noted, “We are, of course, very proud … Continue reading

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VOTE Today! Winter Haven Municipal Elections

Important decisions will be made at the polls today here in Winter Haven. City Commission Seats 1, 2 and 3 are up for election or re-election. Seat #1: Mayor Pro Tem J. P. Powell faces candidate Debra Ogzewalla. Seat #2: … Continue reading

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Q&A with Mayor Pro tem J. P. Powell Seeking Re-election to Seat 1

Following is a list of questions that we are asking each candidate for Winter Haven City Commission to answer. These are the responses from Mayor Pro tem J. P. Powell seeking re-election to Seat 1. What motivates you to seek … Continue reading

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