2022 Midterm Elections

With early voting starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24 — find a polling place at Orange County Supervisor of Elections — and the Nov. 8 general election approaching fast, we updated the VoxPopuli 2022 Midterm Elections Voting Guide.

 

Below, you’ll find NEW REPORTING on where local candidates, vying for seats in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., stand on major issues — property insurance, education, gun safety, abortion — that will affect us in Winter Garden, Ocoee, Oakland and Windermere.


Meanwhile, the New York Times, Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, even The War Horse, a nonprofit newsroom that covers the military, have all warned that Republican 2020 election deniers and doubters are on ballots across the country. That is true here in our corner of West Orange County. We included in our reporting whether Republican nominees believe the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen because the consequences of  government in the hands of those who do not accept election outcomes — and have the power to change results — will fundamentally undermine American democracy, perhaps irrevocably. Now it's up to you to vote. 

Congressional District 11

General Election

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Republican Nominee
Daniel Webster
DemocraticNominee
Shante Munns
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Primary

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Rep. Daniel Webster

Republican Incumbent

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Shante Munns

Democratic Candidate

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Laura Loomer

Republican Challenger

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Gavriel Soriano

Republican Challenger

Florida House District 39

General Election

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Republican Nominee
Doug Bankson
Democratic Nominee
Tiffany Hughes
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Doug Bankson
Republican Candidate

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Tiffany Hughes
Democratic Candidate

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Charles Hart
Republican Candidate

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Randy Ross
Republican Candidate

Primary

Florida House District 40

General Election

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Republican Nominee
Nate Robertson
Democratic Nominee
LaVon Bracy Davis
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Nate Robertson
Republican Candidate

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LaVon Bracy Davis 
Democratic Candidate

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Melissa S. Myers
Democratic Candidate

Primary

Florida House District 41

General Election

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Democratic Nominee
Bruce Antone
Green Nominee
Robin Denise Harris
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Bruce Antone

Democratic Candidate

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Robin Denise Harris

Green Candidate

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Pam Powell

Democratic Candidate

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Shaniqua "Shan" Rose

Democratic Candidate

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Rep. Travaris McCurdy

Democratic Incumbent

Primary

Florida House District 45

General Election

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Republican Nominee
Carolina Amesty
DemocraticNominee
Allie Braswell
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Primary

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Carolina Amesty

Republican Candidate

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Allie Braswell

Democratic Candidate

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Bruno Portigliatti

Republican Candidate

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Mike Zhao

Republican Candidate

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Vennia Francois

Republican Candidate

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Janet Frevola
Republican Candidate

Florida Senate District 13

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Sen. Dennis Baxley

Republican Incumbent

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Stephanie Dukes
Democratic Nominee

General Election

Florida Senate District 15

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Rep. Geraldine Thompson
Democratic Winner

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Rep. Kamia Brown
Democratic Candidate

Since there was no Republican candidate or one from another party, the winner of this race won the Senate seat, precluding the need for the Nov. 8 election.

On Aug. 23, Rep. Geraldine Thompson defeated Rep. Kamia Brown by 6 percentage points. Read our story.

Orange County Mayor (Nonpartisan)

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Jerry Demings
WINNER

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Christopher Messina
Candidate

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Tony Sabb
Candidate

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Kelly Semrad
Candidate

In the nonpartisan county mayoral race, if no candidate gets more than 50 percent on Aug. 23 then the top two finishers will have a runoff election on Nov. 8.

However, incumbent Mayor Jerry Demings won the Aug. 23 primary with nearly 60 percent of the vote, winning a second four-year term and avoiding the runoff election. Read our story.

Orange County Commissioner District 2 (Nonpartisan)

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Christine Moore
WINNER

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Sandra Fatmi-Hall
Candidate

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Christopher Delgado
Candidate

In the nonpartisan county commissioner race, if no candidate gets more than 50 percent on Aug. 23 then the top two finishers will have a runoff election on Nov. 8.

However, incumbent County Commissioner Christine Moore won the Aug. 23 primary with more than 57 percent of the vote, winning a second four-year term and avoiding the runoff election. Read our story.

Orange County School Board Chair (Nonpartisan)

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Teresa Jacobs
WINNER

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Demensio Barton
Candidate

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Carl Brewer, Jr.
Candidate

In the nonpartisan school board race, if no candidate gets more than 50 percent on Aug. 23 then the top two finishers will have a runoff election on Nov. 8.

However, School Board Chair Teresa Jacobs won the primary with more than 69 percent of the vote, winning a second four-year term and avoiding the runoff election. Read our story.