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Ormond Beach Observer Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 5 months ago

Here are all the Ormond Beach City Commission candidates so far

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All seats are up for election.
by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

Ormond Beach Mayor

Bill Partington, who is the incumbent mayor, seeks re-election for another two-year term in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018. 

Partington began his 17-year service to the city with a term on the Ormond Beach Law Enforcement Advisory Board. In 2003, he was elected as the City Commissioner for Zone 4. He served six years in that role, followed by six more as Deputy Mayor and Zone 4 City Commissioner. 

Bill Partington. Courtesy Photo

He was elected as mayor in 2016. He ran unopposed.

In a campaign statement, Partington said he is pleased to have worked with the City Commission and Ormond Beach staff to keep spending and taxes low, bring in prosperous smart growth and continue to provide first-class services to the city residents. 

Partington is a life-long resident of Ormond Beach. He is a Mainland High School alumnus. He currently serves as an assistant public defender and division chief for the Felony Trial Division for Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit. 

Ormond Beach City Commissioner, Zone 1

Dwight Selby, who is the incumbent City Commissioner for Zone 1, seeks re-election for a second two-year term in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018. 

Selby was first elected in 2016. In a campaign statement, Selby said his first term has flown by, but that much has been accomplished. He said the city has responded to two

Dwight Selby. Courtesy Photo

hurricanes, kept taxes low without sacrificing expected services and encouraged the creation of well-paid jobs to keep young adults in town. 

He also said he and the other City Commissioners have facilitated the creation of housing options walkable to downtown and curbed the escalation of employee health care costs and unfunded pension liabilities.

Selby has lived in Ormond for 34 years and is the CEO of Selby Realty, Inc, as well as CEO of Global Homes, a manufactured housing dealer business. Before entering real estate, he served on the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce as its Convention and Tourism Director. 

Ormond Beach City Commissioner, Zone 2

Troy Kent, who is the incumbent City Commissioner for Zone 2, seeks re-election for another two-year term in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018.

Kent also serves as Deputy Mayor for the City Commission. He has represented Zone 2 since 2003. 

In a campaign statement, Kent said he wants to continue to increase beach access, keep the city's property tax rate among the

Troy Kent. Courtesy Photo

lowest in the county and making sure reuse water reaches all parts of the city peninsula. He also said he wants to continue acting as a "watchdog" on city spending.

Kent is a life-long resident of Ormond Beach, and is currently an assistant principal at Ormond Beach Middle School. He has served on the boards and committees for Ormond Beach MainStreet, Respect Campaign Daytona Beach and School Concurrency Volusia County Schools.

Ormond Beach City Commissioner, Zone 3

Rick Boehm, who is the incumbent City Commissioner for Zone 3, seeks re-election for another two-year term in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018.

Boehm was first elected in 2010. Previously, he served on the city's Leisure Services Advisory Board from 2004-2010, serving as its chairman from 2007-2010. 

Rick Boehm. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

In a campaign statement, Boehm said the focus of the City Commission and Ormond Beach staff should be to work diligently to seek to enhance city services and the residents' quality of life. He said he is proud of the work he and the City Commission have done with the landscaping and beautification of the city, improvement of the city's recreation and cultural facilities and ongoing development of Ormond MainStreet. He represents the city on the MainStreet board. 

Boehm has lived in Ormond since 1986. He is both a U.S. Navy veteran and retired attorney. He is a member of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, Citizens For Ormond Beach and serves as the city representative to the Chamber Economic Prosperity Committee.

Also:

Sandy Kauffman, a Volusia County Deputy Clerk of Court, is also running for election to represent Zone 3 on the City Commission in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018.

Kauffman announced her intent to run against Boehm at the City Commission meeting on April 3.

In a campaign statement, she said her platform will be to fight to save trees, push for environmentally-responsible growth and

Sandy Kauffman. Courtesy Photo

to advocate to preserve Ormond Beach history. At the City Commission meeting, she said she has nearly 20 years of experiences as a Volusia County Deputy Clerk of Court, and, that she was disturbed at the amount of trees cleared for the upcoming Granada Pointe development.

She said she wants to take a stand to make sure that doesn't happen again.

Kauffman is also a member of Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, Ormond Beach Historical Society, Ormond Mainstreet and Mercy For Animals.

Ormond Beach City Commissioner, Zone 4

Rob Littleton, who is the incumbent City Commissioner for Zone 4, seeks re-election for his second term in the upcoming election on Nov. 6, 2018.

Littleton was first elected in 2016. 

In a campaign statement, Littleton said he will continue to

Rob Littleton. Courtesy Photo

focus on keeping the city's property taxes low, responsibly managing the budget and preserving the quality of life in the city. He said he looks forward to sharing his record with the community and learning what more he can do to keep the city a "great place to live, work and raise a family."

While he hasn't formally announced his intent to run again at a City Commission meeting, Littleton had already filed his paperwork by December of 2017.

Littleton owns and operates "Go Ormond!", a small business that helps to educate high school students in mathematics and accounting. He has also been an appointee to the District Advisory Committee and the Calendar Committee for Volusia County Schools. 

 

 

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