Some new lawyers will take legislative seats in November

first_imgAttorney and Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, faces Republican Cheryl A. Carpenter in November. Neither had a primary. October 1, 2000 Regular News Boca Raton attorney Steve Meyer was unsuccessful in a three-way Democratic primary to challenge incumbent Rep. William “Bill” Andrews, R-Delray Beach. Ocala attorney Judy Johnson won her two-way Democratic primary and is running against Republican Dennis K. Baxley on the general election ballot. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Stacy Ritter, D-Tamarac, faces Republican Joseph “Joe” Kaufman in November. Neither had a primary. Tallahasee attorney Joyce Dove and Cross City attorney Joseph Lander failed to make the runoff in a seven-member Democratic primary in a rural north-central Florida district. Attorney and Sen. Tom Rossin, D-West Palm Beach, faces Republican David Vaughan and a Reform Party candidate on the November ballot. Two other Bar members, Kevin Cannon of Orlando, and Rep. Luis E. Rojas, R-Miami, were unsuccessful in Republican primaries for two other seats. On the House side, lawyers are in five runoff primary races. In a Leon County district, attorney Lorranne Ausley faces Dr. Todd Patterson in the Democratic runoff, with the winner facing a Republican nonlawyer in November. In a Lee County based district, attorney Jeff Kottcamp faces Marilyn Stout in the Republican runoff, with the winner facing a write-in candidate in November. Clearwater attorney John Carrasas is in the Republican runoff with Dave Miller, and the victor gaining the seat since only Republicans filed in that race. Boca Raton attorney Barry Silver faces Anne M. Gannon in the Democratic runoff, with the winner facing write-in and minor party candidates in November. Boca Raton attorney and Rep. Curt Levine faces Irving Slosberg in the Democratic runoff, with the winner facing a write-in candidate. In other primary races: Port Charlotte attorney Jerry Paul won a three-way Republican primary and faces a write-in candidate in November. Attorney and Democrat Kathy Castor was unopposed in the primary and faces Rep. Victor Crist, R-Tampa, winner of the Republican primary for a Tampa area seat. Tampa attorney and Democrat Betsy McCoy Benedict faces incumbent Rep. Sandra L. Murman, R-Tampa. Neither had a primary. Lakeland attorney and Republican Dennis A. Ross faces Democrat Coy W. Castleberry in November. Neither had a primary. Miami attorney Hector Rivera lost a three-way Republican primary that sent Rafeal Arza to Tallahassee, as no other candidates filed. Some new lawyers will take legislative seats in November Both the Florida House and Senate will see some new legal faces among their members following fall elections, but whether the small number of lawyer-legislators increases in the 2000-02 term won’t be known until after November. A handful of lawyers, mostly incumbents but including some newcomers, have already won election as state representatives and senators. Others still face challenges in the October 3 primary runoff or the November 7 general elections. Among the new faces, Tampa attorney Arthenia L. Joyner, a long-time civic activist and former president of the National Bar Association, won her Democratic primary race and a House seat because no Republican or other candidate filed. Republican attorney Mark Mahon of Jacksonville defeated fellow attorney Charles McBurney in the primary to win a seat where no other candidates filed. Also in Jacksonville, Terry L. Fields defeated Jacksonville attorney A. Wellington Barlow in the Democratic primary to win a seat where no other candidate filed. In primary results, attorney and incumbent Rep. Gaston Cantens, R-Sweetwater, was reelected after defeating Robert J. Diaz in the Republican primary. Six incumbent attorneys in the House were returned without any opposition. They are former Bar Board of Governors member J. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, Christopher L. Smith, D-Ft. Lauderdale, Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach, Kenneth Gottlieb, D-Miramar, Sally Heymann, D-North Miami Beach, and Marco Rubio, R-Miami. On the Senate side, veteran Rep. J. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, will move to the other side of the Capitol rotunda as he filed unopposed for a Senate seat. Four other lawyer-senators filed for reelection and wound up unopposed. They are: John Laurent, R-Bartow, Burt Saunders, R-Naples, Steven A. Geller, D-Hallandale Beach, and former Bar Board of Governors member Walter G. “Skip” Campbell, D-Ft. Lauderdale. No lawyers won outright in the September primary in other Senate races, and lawyers remaining in those contests have opposition for the November election. No lawyers are involved in any primary runoff Senate campaigns. In those other upper chamber races: Miami attorney Tom David was unopposed in the Republican primary and faces Democrat Cindy Lerner in November. Spring Hill attorney Sabato DeVito was unsuccessful in a three-way Republican primary. Attorneys Edward Skinner Jones of Neptune Beach and Jeff Sneed of Atlantic Beach failed to make the Republican runoff in a four-way primary. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Carlos Lacasa, R-Miami, won a three-way Republican primary and faces a write-in candidate in November. Eighth Circuit State Attorney Rod Smith, a Democrat, won his primary for a Gainesville area seat and faces Republican Rep. Bob Casey in November. center_img Orlando attorney James Auffant had no Democratic primary opposition and faces Republican Jim Kallinger in November. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Gus Michael Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, had no primary and faces only write-in and independent candidates in November. Miami Beach attorney Dan Gelber won a three-way Democratic primary and is being challenged by an independent candidate in November. Winter Park attorney Stuart Buchanan did not have an opponent in his Democratic primary and will face the winner of a GOP runoff. Attorney and House Speaker-Designate Tom Feeney, R-Orlando, faces Democrat Glenda Conley in November. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Johnie Byrd, Jr., R-Plant City, faces Democrat John Wayne Clark in November. Neither had a primary. Ft. Lauderdale attorney and Democrat John P. “Jack” Seiler faces Republican Stephen M. Greep, Jr., in November. Neither had a primary. Some new lawyers will take legislative seats in November Orlando attorney David Simmons won his two-way Republican primary and faces Democrat Ali Shahnami in November. Attorney and Democrat John Gillespie won the Democratic primary and the right to face Rep. Debby P. Sanderson, R-Ft. Lauderdale, for a Broward County seat. Bonifay attorney Roy Lake was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is running in the general election against Donald Brown, winner of the Republican primary. Palatka attorney Joe H. Pickens won a two-way Republican primary and faces Democrat Skeet Alford in November. Attorney and incumbent Rep. Larry Crow, R-Dunedin, had no primary and faces Democrat Sue Humphreys in November. Gainesville attorney Howard Rosenblatt was unsuccessful in a three-way Democratic primary. Democrat and Orlando attorney Ali Kirk Mashayekhi did not have a primary and faces incument Rep. Randy Johnson, R-Winter Garden, in November. Stuart attorney Joe Negron and incumbent Rep. Art Argenio defeated one other candidate to make the October 3 runoff. The winner faces a write-in candidate in November. All together, 48 attorneys filed to run in 44 House seats, and 11 attorneys filed to run in 11 different Senate races. (All 120 House seats are up for election and half of the 40 Senate seats.) After the first primary, 10 attorneys have been elected to the House, either because they were unopposed or had only primary opposition. Another five have been elected to the Senate for the same reasons. Four attorneys are still in the running for Senate seats, as are 25 attorneys for House seats. (Six attorney-senators are in the middle of their terms.) For the 1998-2000 session, there were 27 lawyers in the House and 13 in the Senate.last_img read more

Liverpool, C-NS bowlers pick up league wins

first_imgNot only was the Liverpool girls bowling team looking to join its boys counterparts as regular-season SCAC Metro division champions, it would have a big-time advantage for its most important matches of the season.The Warriors are at home next Thursday for its league-championship showdown with Baldwinsville and then serve as hosts for the Feb. 2 Section III tournament.Before all that, Liverpool had to make sure it kept pace with B’ville, both of them 10-2 after last Tuesday’s matches as the Bees swept Fayetteville-Manlius and the Warriors held off West Genesee 2-1. Tags: bowlingC-NSliverpool Only Dominique Cimini bowled all three games for Liverpool against the Wildcats, finishing with a 512 series and high game of 190. Ashley Hardy contributed a 172 game and Mikayla Anguish stepped in late for a 155 game.Liverpool’s boys match with WG also ended 2-1, with the Warriors struggling far below their usual form, Brandon Davis shooting the best game of 192 during his 489 series.Josh Winzens had the best three-game total of 501. Devin Roberson, with a 473 series, beat out Deacon Roberson (449 series) and Zak Orsmby (442 series), but no Wildcats bowler shot better than Calvin Lee’s 451 series.center_img Back home at Flamingo Bowl on Thursday, Liverpool’s boys honored its lone senior, Winzens, before its match against Syracuse, where Winzens shot a 254 in between games of 207 and 203 in his 664 series.On its way to another 3-0 sweep, the Warriors also had Devin Roberson open with a 246 in his 623 series and Deacon Roberson tear his way to a 265 to complete his 595 series.The Liverpool girls also beat Syracuse 3-0, the highlight Hardy’s 252 second game during her 577 set. Mackenzie Gill opened with a 204 in her 537 set, with Makenzi Ormsby shooting a 180 and finishing with a 490 series.Cicero-North Syracuse would have its own match against B’ville last Wednesday afternoon, and on the girls side it would push the first-place Bees, but take a 2-1 defeat.Brianna Mabee shot a 546 series that included a 190 and a pair of 178s. Katie Cloonan, with her 489 series, was seven pins of Kathryn Artz’s 482 set.Helping out, Marissa Leone closed with a 182 in her 473 series and Jessaia McGriff had a 461 series. On B’ville’s side, Jenna Spiech (579 series) and Amelia Ponto (546 series) led the way.Prior to that, C-NS swept Syracuse on Tuesday. The boys Northstars’ 5-0 win had J.J. O’Connell finish with games of 224 and 204 in his 609 series as Kyle Patterson shot a 199 in his 552 series and Tyler Dottolo contributed a 544 set.The girls match had C-NS gain a 5-0 shutout as Cloonan’s 192 game occurred in the middle of a 476 set five pins ahead of Artz’s 471 series. McGriff picked up a 456 series and Mabee had a three-game total of 421.On Senior Day Friday, C-NS swept Cortland, with the 3-0 boys victory featuring Dottolo’s 243 and 246 games as part of a 693 series.The depth was there, too, with Landon Spingler shooting 238 to close out a 625 series as Nick Wentworth’s 226 was in the middle of a 605 series. O’Connell contributed a three-game total of 600.And in the girls match, the Northstars won 2-1 over the Purple Tigers, Artz opening with a 210 in her 531 series. Cloonan, with a 489 series, was just ahead of McGriff’s 482 set as Cortland’s Calista VanEpps had a 545 series.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more