March Elections Round-Up: Who’s On The Move

The 2018 election season is well underway with many candidates filing and funding their accounts;

Commissioner Steve Kelley set a high bounty in his race by depositing $100,000 in his campaign account – letting any potential challengers know they should be prepared for a big fight.

Commissioner George Spicer, who is currently unopposed continue to show progress with his fundraising efforts again this month breaking $9,000 in his campaign account. He also launched his website at

Robin Lentz, the former Mayor of Fernandina Beach who filed to challenge incumbent Donna Martin on the school board showed $300 in her campaign account, while Mr. Martin posted a $5,000 deposit to begin funding campaign operations.

Jamie Deonas has not showed much on the fundraising front, but does have an opponent for his District 3 seat. Callahan School Teacher Lelani Fryfogle has filed for the School Board to challenge the incumbent.

In District 5 Jonathan Petree has showed a steady stream of fundraising. Lissa Braddock has had no changes.
In District 4, Kimberly Fahlgren has announced her retirement from the school board. This will lead to either a special election or a gubernatorial appointment. It is not yet known which.
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