Here's a roundup of the Observer's stories about local candidates, candidate forums and races.
Candidate forum stories
- District 4 forum: Get to know Kent, Littleton, McLean and Smith ahead of the August primary election
- Zone 1 forum: Grigsby, Tolland and Valerio debate local issues ahead of primaries
Races and candidates
- Who is running for the Volusia County Council At-Large seat?
- Susan Persis reelected for third term, Partington seeks fourth term as mayor
- Familiar faces file to run for Ormond Beach City Commission seats
- Ormond Beach City Commission has new candidates for Zones 4, 1
- Troy Kent to run for Volusia County Council District 4
- Post to run for at-large seat; Ormond Beach locals file for candidacy in District 4 race
- Former Seminole County Commissioner files to run for Volusia County Council