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Tavares Carpenter withdraws bid for commission seat

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 11:15 am

After filing the paperwork two weeks ago, Orange County Sheriff Capt. Sandy Carpenter has withdrawn his bid to run for the Lake County Commission District 2 seat against incumbent Commissioner Sean Parks, according to the Supervisor of Elections office.

In 2012, Carpenter ran for Lake County sheriff against incumbent Sheriff Gary Borders. In the August 2012 primary election, Carpenter received 32 percent of the vote, compared with 67 percent for Borders.

Messages left for Carpenter were not returned.

Other races shaping up so far include:

County Commission District 4 — Commissioner Leslie Campione will face Thomas Henry Poole Jr., a senior pastor of Mount Moriah Church in Wildwood and son of Thomas Henry Poole Sr., a prominent NAACP civil rights leader and teacher who fought for civil rights after integration in Eustis. Poole is running as a candidate with no party affiliation.

County Judge — Judge Terry T. Neal will face Daniel David Archer

Lake County School Board — District 1 member Bill Mathias is facing John Ardizone; District 3 School Board Member Tod Howard is facing Jamie Maret Hanja and Marc Anthony Dodd; and Nancy Muenzmay and Stephanie Ann Luke are vying for the District 5 seat held by Kyleen Fischer, who is not seeking re-election.

The qualifying period ends June 20.

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