Candidate qualifying for St. Joe commission to run through Wednesday

Candidate qualifying for the City of Port St. Joe’s November elections began Wednesday at noon and will run through noon on March 30.

Any person who is a resident of the city and a qualified elector under the laws of the state, may become a candidate for the election of office of city commissioner by paying a qualification fee of $35.00 to the city auditor and clerk and by taking and subscribing to an oath or affirmation and filing the same with the city auditor and clerk not less than 20 days prior to the day of holding such election.

The offices of Commissioner for Group Three, which is currently held by Brett Lowry, and Commissioner for Group Four, which is currently held by Scott Hoffman, are up for election this year.

These elected positions are non-partisan and at large.

The names of all qualified candidates will be placed on the primary ballot in alphabetical order.

According to the Gulf County Supervisor of Elections John Hanlon, both incumbents are running for reelection. If no one qualifies to run against them, an election will not be held.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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