Category: Politics

Lee County Government Never Stopped Working For You And Your Neighbors

Lee County Government Never Stopped Working For You And Your Neighbors Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass

By Commissioner Cecil L. Pendergrass Greetings from District 2! I hope you all enjoyed a great holiday and are gearing up for the New Year! This past year has certainly proven to be an unforgettable one and brought with it some hardship and tough times for many of us. Our nation and world was faced […]

East Lee Chamber Of Commerce Hosts “Politics In The Park/Oktoberfest”

East Lee Chamber Of Commerce Hosts “Politics In The Park/Oktoberfest”

By Katrina Salokar On Thursday, October 19th the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Greater East Lee County Chamber of Commerce) hosted a “Politics in the Park/Oktoberfest” Celebration for the community at the Chamber Campus at the Lehigh Town Center. Over 125 people attended the event dubbed as a mixer for Chamber members […]

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

The general election is rapidly approaching and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Lee County, voters are encouraged to prepare as they head to the polls. Deciding how to vote ahead of time will minimize last-minute stress on the election system. Lee County will vote on more than just the presidency. Residents will also […]

We Should Manage COVID-19 By Trusting Our Medical Community

We Should Manage COVID-19 By Trusting Our Medical Community

By David Klein Doctors diagnose and treat all types of medical ailments, from injuries and infections to cancer and cardiovascular disease. We expect doctors and medical researchers to have all the answers. COVID-19 is different. The medical community is still in discovery mode and searching for solutions based on science. In March, America’s top concern […]

Lehigh Acres/East Lee Heads To The Polls In During Challenging Times – Early Voting Starts On October 19th – November 3rd Election Day!

Lehigh Acres/East Lee Heads To The Polls In During Challenging Times – Early Voting Starts On October 19th – November 3rd Election Day!

By Mike Welch POLITICS IN THE PARK/OKTOBERFEST – EAST LEE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE On Thursday, October 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the East Lee County Chamber of Commerce will host “Politics in the Park” at its offices at the Lehigh Town Center, 25 Homestead Road North. The site will be around the […]

Vote Deetscreek In 2020!

Vote Deetscreek In 2020!

By David Deetscreek I am asking you for your vote for seat 3 at the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District. The incumbent, has held the seat for the past 8 years. It’s time for a refreshing change to status quo. It’s time to move away from the efforts to purchase a utility company, potentially […]

Kruse For Lehigh Acres Fire Control And Rescue Commissioner

Kruse For Lehigh Acres Fire Control And Rescue Commissioner

By Cathy Kruse I have been honored to serve as a Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District Commissioner for the past 8 years, the last 5 as Board Chair, and once again I am asking for your support to allow me to continue to represent you and the best interests of our community as […]

Melissa Higens Barry for Lehigh Acres Fire Control And Rescue District, Seat 1

Melissa Higens Barry for Lehigh Acres Fire Control And Rescue District, Seat 1

By Melissa Higens Barry While growing up in a small town in Idaho, my parents were my role models for volunteering and serving in the community. I inherited the love of service from them. Fundraise for the local Kiwanis Club, roadside clean ups, weed fields for food pantries, just to name a few. As a […]

Lehigh Voters Approve Fire District Referendum – Gives Vote Of Confidence To Fire District! – Dirty Politics And Smear Campaigns Soundly Rejected By Voters!

Lehigh Voters Approve Fire District Referendum – Gives Vote Of Confidence To Fire District! – Dirty Politics And Smear Campaigns Soundly Rejected By Voters! Mike Welch

By Mike Welch Local “Smear Merchants” were disappointed to see that their tactics did not work with malicious attacks against several candidates running in the August 18 Primary and against the Lehigh Acres Fire District. The referendum passed 51.26% in favor of 48.72% against. Attacks filled with libel, malicious accusations often made by nonexistent political […]

Lehigh Acres Fire Control District Voters Approve Change To Simplified Fire Assessment

Lehigh Acres Fire Control District Voters Approve Change To Simplified Fire Assessment

With 100% of the ballots counted, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections is reporting that Lehigh Acres Fire Control District voters have approved a referendum to replace the current demand-based assessment with a simplified fire methodology. Under this simplified fire methodology, property owners will pay an annual assessment of $162 per parcel plus $.93 per […]

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