Two more SFWMD board members resign

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request that all members of the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board resign, two board members have agreed to step down. Dan O’Keefe and Carlos Diaz have given their letters of resignation. SFWMD Governing Board members are unpaid volunteers. All of those on the board at the time Gov. DeSantis […]

Lake O regional judicial circuit, legislative election results

These are results, as reported unofficially on Election Night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (, in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Hendry Democrats to hold riverfront rally on Oct. 13

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Democratic Party will host a rally and fundraiser for all Democratic Party candidates appearing on the Nov. 6 midterm election local ballot on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4473 County Road 78, Fort Denaud 33935, from 4 p.m. until sundown at 6:59 p.m. Valet parking will be available. The event […]

Hendry Democrats to meet at Harlem Community Center

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at the Harlem Community Center on Seventh Street off Georgia Avenue in Clewiston on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be available, and everyone interested in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is welcome. Local Democrats will be encouraging Hendry County […]

YOUR Government Watch

These upcoming meetings of local elected officials, scheduled during the next several weeks, are open to the public. As voters, YOU the public employ these people, and they’re spending the tax dollars that you pay them for your municipal services. At these meetings, they decide how, when and where to do so, and what will […]

Dena Pittman: Hendry appraiser seeks election

On June 25, I was honored with the appointment as Hendry County property appraiser by Gov. Rick Scott. I started my career in 1989 in Palm Beach County and, after 17 years there, I transferred to the Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Office in 2006. I became the chief deputy for Phillip Pelletier in 2009 and […]

Rural Democrats engage state party

Hendry and Glades County Democrats traveled to Broward County last weekend to advocate local interests at the Florida Democratic Party’s annual Leadership Blue conference. Representing the Glades County Democratic Party was Chairwoman Mary Giddens. Mary delivered a report to the Democratic Small County Coalition on restructuring the coalition to better address the economic, health and […]

Commissioner Swindle returned to seat

Harris faces Diaz in District 2; School Board has two races When the qualifying period closed on June 22 for the elections taking place this year, Hendry County Commissioner Michael Swindle had drawn no opponent for his County Board District 4 seat, so he will retain the office for another term. The incumbent Republican represents […]

Hendry County candidates’ filing deadline is Friday

Anyone who wants to run for a Clewiston City Commission seat, county or special district elective office in Hendry County has until noon Friday to complete the paperwork and submit their filing fee to Elections Supervisor Brenda Hoots’ office. The main local seats up for election in Hendry are the county property appraiser’s office, which […]