All five commissioners may have to run in 2022

With the Pensacola mayor’s seat open, and possibly the congressional job, the 2022 election cycle was already going to be busy with two county judges, two county commissioners  and ECUA board members (D2, D4), three school board members (D1, D3, D5) and three city council seats (D2, D4, D6)  on the ballot.  Plus, two Florida House seats.

If House Bill 7041 passes, Commissioners Steven Barry, Jeff Bergosh and Lumon May would also have to run next year if their district boundaries are moved.  The bill provides that in the next election following each constitutionally required, decennial redistricting, a commissioner for each district must be elected again and terms will be staggered as provided in s. 100.041.

We’ve going to need a scorecard to keep up with the candidates. Raising money will be a challenge.

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3 thoughts on “All five commissioners may have to run in 2022

  1. Didn’t you get the memo from The Kraken, Joan? There was no widespread voter fraud. At least, in her words, that any reasonable person would believe.

    Espousing back-to-back rounds of election chaos that would impact local economies and stymie government function in a third of the counties in Florida following every redistricting for nothing more than red meat Republican politics is duly noted.

  2. Let them run again after they redraw the districts. It’s great the Republicans are introducing legislature to ensure voter integrity especially after so many states and and democrats are and have been attempting to lock in the ability to cheat and commit voter fraud.

    Spreading disinformation as a NPA is duly noted.

  3. Rick, until registered Republicans start getting very loud about the chaos that the Republican party of Florida is engendering, their autocratic bent, and their bills snatching away home rule and destabilizing local government, this will continue.

    I get that there are good people feeling forced to tow the line with leadership. But if the Republican party continues with their dangerous drive towards authoritarianism, they are eventually going to architect their own demise. It might not happen in the next couple of years. But it will happen, when Florida voters wake up to what is really going on.

    That’s the thing about appeasement: if history has taught us anything, it should be that going along to get along (and stay in office) only whets the appetite of the power hungry. What’s going on here is really, really wrong. And those who are enjoying or engendering the chaos had better take a hard think about how stable their place in it really is. People keep telling me that I have no protection as an NPA. My response is, with friends like that, who needs enemies.

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