Citrus County Politics Transcribed






































Citrus County Politics

Hon. W. K. Jackson’s majority over Col. W. C. Zimmerman for the legislature was 13 votes. The former received 290, the latter, 277. G. J. Boswell was elected tax assessor over Jesse Landrum, 93, Jas, T. Williams, 91, by a majority of 192. County Treasurer, B. F. Wilson, 312; Col. Nic Barco, 253; No majority. 

County Commissioners

First District – W. B. Edwards, 451
Second District – J. H. Gerock, 196; A. P. Sharp, 154; Warren S. Paul, 62; R. T. Willis, 116, no majority.

 Neither of the candidates for commissioner from that district having received a majority of the vote cast, it will be necessary for the two receiving the largest vote, Gerock and Sharp, to make a second race.

Third District – J. D. Spooner, 209; J. Y. Barnes, 306; Barnes’ majority, 97.
Fourth District – G. O. Powell, 91; R. A. Lowery,  389. Lowery’s majority, 298.
Fifth District – R. H. Matson, Sr, 212; J. S. Van Ness, 280; Van Ness’ majority, 68.

 Source: Ocala Evening News: 7-18-1902







































The election returns here Tuesday were very light, the regular ticket carrying, with the exception of Justice of the Peace and constable for this district. R. L. Park was elected Justice and Mr. M. G. Wright, Constable. Source: Crystal River News: 11-6-1914








































Mr. J. E. Stevens has again been almost unanimously elected mayor of Crystal River. He is the son of Hon. John W. Stevens of Fort McCoy and is one of the “blue hen’s chickens.” We extend congratulations and hope that he will always retain his popularity. Source: Ocala Banner: 8-13-1909









































Seeking election to the Citrus County Town Council (1953), are: Carl Halterman, Carl Harman, W. M. Thompson, C. H. Barnes and Horace Brown. Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 6-6-1963

 







































Citrus County Nominees

At the primary August 18 the following persons were nominated: Representative, W. K. Jackson; county judge, J. M. Barton; county clerk, W. F. Warnock; sheriff, A. T. Priest; tax assessor, G. J. Boswell; tax collector, Henry L. Brooks; treasurer, Nic Barco. Second primary, for  superintendent of schools, between J. W. Knight and R. L. Turner. Members of the school board, Dr. J. D. Bennett and C.A. Miller. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-28-1900

 





































Election At Crystal River

Crystal River held its annual election yesterday for municipal officers. It was a red-hot campaign. Bonfires were in evidence the night before and elegance galore was poured forth that the city would be eternally ruined if one of the candidates for mayor was not elected. J. E. Stevens was up for re-election, while Mr. Sparkman was his opponent. The friends of the two candidates strained every nerve for their election and while it was true the band didn’t play Annie Laurie because Crystal River has no band, yet the work done for the respective candidates brought out every vote in the town and Mr. Stevens majority was only 4 over the veteran, Mr. Sparkman. The old alderman re-elected were Col. Barco, Mr. Miller and Mr. King, clerk and treasurer. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-14-1908







































Crystal River…The election returns here Tuesday were very light, the regular ticket carrying, with the exception of Justice of the Peace and constable for this district. R. L. Park was elected Justice and Mr. M. G. Wright was elected constable. Source: Crystal River News: 11-6-1914







































Knight and Rooks Announce For Public Office

Floral City, April 2…Citrus County is astir in the political arena. J. W. Knight has announced himself a candidate again for Representative. Floyd Rooks is out for Treasurer. Mr. Knight is “the Knight of Floral City,” and Mr. Rooks is one of the most successful young farmers of Stage Pond. B. F. Wilson, the present Treasurer, will not enter the race. There are several candidates for County Commissioners. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 4-3-1906










































Hugh C. Barco, county tax assessor, was appointed this week as a “Colonel” on the inaugural staff of Fuller Warren, democratic nominee for governor (1948). Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 10-3-1963









































Floral City, April 2…Citrus County is astir in the political arena. J, W. Knight has announced himself a candidate again for Representative. Floyd Rooks is out for Treasurer. Mr. Knight is “the Knight of Floral City,” and Mr. Rooks is one of the most successful young farmers of Stage Pond. B. F. Wilson, the present Treasurer, will not enter the race. There are several candidates for County Commissioners. Source: Tampa Tribune: 4-3-1906









































County Superintendent R. L. Turner, of Inverness, Citrus county, was in the city Wednesday a few hours en route home from Tallahassee where he attended the inaugural ceremonies. Mr. Turner is one of the coming young men of this State. He is not only prominent in educational matters, but he is a successful business man, and has the confidence of his people who elected him for the third time county superintendent of public instruction without opposition. Source: Suwannee Democrat: 1-8-1909





































Captain Willard, county commissioner of the Homosassa district, was here Monday and Tuesday. The Captain’s health is much improved and he and Mrs. Willard were to leave yesterday for Blue Ridge Springs, Va., for a stay of a few weeks. The Captain hopes, however, to be back home for the primary election… Citrus County Chronicle Source: Ocala Evening Star: 8-5-1898











































Mrs. Bell  Land and James T. Hutsom? resigned as members of the Crystal River Town Council Monday night (1953) and C. K. Sutton, stepped out of his job as town marshal. Source: Citrus County Chronicle: 5-9-1963








































The people of Citrus county have asked Moultrie J. Clements to be a candidate for county commissioner. He has consented. Mr. Clements is well known in Ocala, having lived here several years ago. Mr. Clements is a success miner of phosphate just south of the Withlacoochee river, and besides being a gentleman, possesses business qualifications of a high order. He will make a good official. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 7-27-1898









































Source: Ocala Eveing Star: 4-23-1914

















































Aunt and Nephew Seek Same Job

Inverness…An aunt and her nephew are running for the same political office in Citrus County.

Mrs. Maggie Smith is seeking the County Commission post to which she was appointed by Governor Warren to fill the vacancy created when her husband died.

Her nephew, James Harman, wants the job. Eight other candidates also want the post.

It was in Citrus County two years ago that O. Frank Scofield defeated his uncle, M. C. Scofield, for the county judgeship. Source: St. Petersburg Times: 3-26-50

 






































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