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Bob Henriquez gets another term as Hillsborough Property Appraiser

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Hillsborough County voters have given Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez another four years in office. Henriquez held a comfortable 57-43 percent lead with 293 of 340 precincts reporting over Todd Jones, who was making his first attempt at public office. “I’m very pleased and honored to have the opportunity to serve another four years,” Henriquez said. “We ran our campaign based on the results we have been able to achieve over the previous four years.” Jones tried to paint Henriquez as…

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Joe Henderson: Unopposed candidates create ‘great void’ in local politics

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Elections are supposed to be about choices, but after candidate qualifying ended in Florida last week, many of the elections are already decided. Voters in 11 districts won’t get to choose their state senator because the incumbent faces no opposition — seven Republicans and four Democrats, if you’re keeping score. And in District 24, Pinellas County Republican incumbent Jeff Brandes faces only a write-in candidate. The theme is the same in the state House, where 29 candidates face no opposition…

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