We told our political servants we would remember what they did by voting for TARP, Bailouts, Healthcare and Financial Reform bills so it’s time now to have your voice heard at the ballot box!
We are a non-partisan organization and our job is to educate you on the facts. These documents will help you gain the information you need to make an informed decision in the polling booth.
We have put together a list of documents and links for your use. If you have questions about how to use them, contact our office at (904) 683-3945.
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Click hereto print out Candidate Checklist. Use this template to match Candidates against the First Coast Tea Party Platform.
Click hereto print out a list of Candidates running in the North Florida area. This includes their websites so you can go to there and read what they say about the issues. Read about their plans and see if their words match up to our platform.
Click here to access Candidate Questionnaires sent back to us from the Candidates. We sent questionnaires to ALL candidates on the ballots and they are coming in. Check back daily and see if more have been posted. The questions are very insightful and will help you decide if they match the tea party platform.
Click here to access the Incumbents Voting Records. This is an important step so you can see how incumbents voted on bills of importance to the tea party platform.
Click here to search for additional information about Candidates. This will take you to the Google site. Put their name in the box along with the office they are running for. You will find interviews, stories, and other information being blogged about candidates. Remember, however, you cannot always believe what you read in the media so “tread” carefully
Click below to learn about the Judges on the ballots.
Link 3 – Judges
Link 4 – Judges
VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE FORM GIVES PUBLIC A NEW WAY TO LEARN ABOUT JUDICIAL CANDIDATES
When voters choose judges, they are selecting the people who will preside over
business disputes and personal family matters that wind up in court as well as
criminal trials. But frequently voters make decisions about who to vote for with only
limited knowledge about candidates, who are constrained by law in what they can
say in campaigns.
This year, however, with 59 judicial races on the ballot across the state, voters have
a new means of learning about judicial candidates – The Florida Bar Judicial
Candidate Voluntary Self-Disclosure Statement. Beginning July 19, these statements,
which contain information about candidates’ backgrounds as well as personal
statements, can be found on The Florida Bar website at
Biographical information includes education, work history and community
involvement. Additionally, candidates were asked to include 100-word personal
statements explaining why they believe they would serve the public well as judges.
The statements were recommended by the Bar’s Citizens Forum advisory group to
help further inform voters.
As with other judicial candidate communications, the self-disclosure statements are
governed by Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct, which bars candidates from
making statements that appear to commit them on legal issues likely to come before
them in court. Before posting information online with The Florida Bar, candidates had
to attest to the accuracy of the information they provided. To be posted, statements
had to be received by The Florida Bar by July 16.
In total, 70 candidates responded in 59 races, for a 47 percent participation rate. In
the 32 circuit court races, at least one candidate responded in 29 races. In the 27
county court races, at least one candidate responded in 19 races.
The Florida Bar supports maintaining a high quality judiciary and is committed to
educating the public on the legal system. To that end, the Bar’s Judicial
Administration and Evaluation Committee developed the voluntary self-disclosure
statement. It was approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors for
implementation in 2010.
Additional information about judicial campaigns can be found on The Florida Bar
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