Please vote for these candidates who will be on your Levy County ballot.
STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 5
Stacey Peters has been selected by the Democratic Party as the candidate for State Senate, District 5. Melina Rayna Barratt was the Democratic nominee but she tragically died following a struggle with cancer on Oct. 14. Melina's name will remain on the ballot but casting a vote for her will be a vote for Stacey.
Stacey Peters is a native Floridian, as is her husband, Brandon, and their children.
Her activism and community volunteer work has been influenced by her personal and professional experiences. As a daycare center employee, she "saw firsthand how many ordinary Americans struggle to afford the most basic necessities." As a paralegal, title insurance closer and Realtor, she "experienced the sting of gender inequality in the workplace." As a personal trainer and as a caregiver for her parents, she "knows firsthand how critically important access to good healthcare and a functioning social safety net are for the well being of our country."
Stacey's campaign will focus on her opposition to plans to build three new toll roads through the heart of rural Florida. If built, these enormously expensive roads will seriously damage large sections of Florida’s last remaining rural places, pollute waterways, and threaten endangered wildlife.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 22
Co-Founder Citizens for an Engaged Electorate, seasonal NPS employee, and lifelong community volunteer. Strong environmentalist, anti-toll roads, and pro-Home Rule. End corporate tax breaks and increase public education funding. Pro-gun sense and criminal justice reform. Dignity and equality for all.
For the first time, seats on the Levy County Soil and Water Conservation District are being challenged. The district has the potential to enhance the success of those farmers, ranchers, and foresters who own and work the land.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION BOARD, GROUP 2
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture. Work at Department of Transportation in Landscape Architecture included developing Environmental Impact Reports and working on issues involving invasive species, fire hazard preparedness and water quality.
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION BOARD, GROUP 4
Retired college educator, former commercial bee keeper, grant writer, and community leader in organizations including: Florida Wildlife Federation, Friends of the Lower Suwannee/Cedar Key National Wildlife Refuges, Cedar Keys Audubon, etc.