Cindy Pearce seeks city commission seat

Cindy Pearce is in the race for LaBelle Treasurer/City Commissioner. Cindy has been assertive in preparing herself for this role by becoming familiar with current city issues. She has taken the initiative to actively participate in city commission meetings for the past 16 months. The foundation has been set to take her engagement with community […]

Candidates’ filing deadline is Friday, June 22 for the Primary

This is a corrected version of the story we posted earlier, we regret any confusion our first story may have caused. Anyone who wants to run for a county or special district elective office in Hendry County has until noon Friday, June 22 to complete the paperwork and submit their filing fee to the Hendry […]

Zimmerly hopes to keep seat on commission

After 14 years on the LaBelle City Commission, Hilda Zimmerly has not lost the will and the heart to serve her community. A 41-year resident of LaBelle, she and her family arrived here from Northeastern Ohio, where she taught for four years before leaving the profession to raise her family. When the family relocated here, […]

Garcia is running for Hendry County Sheriff

“The law implemented equally among all is the only thing that makes us truly equal.” Candidate for Hendry County Sheriff, Ricky Garcia served as a road patrol deputy for six years. He resigned this past February in order to run for sheriff and is running with No Party Affiliation. He brings to his candidacy a […]

Puletti seeks re-election as Superintendent

There have been many changes in education during Paul Puletti’s term as Superintendent of Hendry County Schools. As other Florida districts, Hendry County has had to regear for new educational standards and testing. As superintendent, Mr. Puletti has guided the district’s teachers and supported them as they immersed themselves in the new standards. He said […]

Rick Murphy announces candidacy for Superintendent

Rick Murphy announces his candidacy for Superintendent of Hendry County Schools. He is the 12th child of Susie Wade and a lifelong resident of Hendry County, born and raised in Hooker’s Point south of Clewiston. He is the father of two daughters, Crystal and Christina Murphy, and grandfather of Nadia and Jalen Centeno. He graduated […]

Barbara Butler seeks re-election as Clerk of Courts

For 15.5 years Barbara Butler has served Hendry County as its Clerk of Courts and Comptroller. She took office in January 2001. She has years as a certified paralegal before ever being elected to her current position. She worked for Clewiston attorney Jack Rafter – who served as attorney for the City of Clewiston and […]

Republican Russell W. Tidaback is running for Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Russell W. Tidaback is a proactive, performance-driven professional who cares about People, Product and Process; with 24 years progressive expertise in leadership, organizational skills and a refined understanding of business priorities. He is a genuine team player committed to managing overall operations and projects flawlessly while contributing to revenue producing activities. He is also a […]

Berg running for School Board

After 16 years Sally Berg is still interested, involved and eager to continue her work on the Hendry County School Board, Originally recruited to serve by a former board member, she feels she is uniquely aware of teacher/parent issues in the education system, able to approach issues from their point of view. She knows what […]

Perkins running for School Board

Candidate for Hendry County School Board District 2 seat, Kim Perkins has been gearing up for her candidacy for 7-8 years. She said her experience as a mother of three Hendry County students has been the impetus behind her decision to run for office. Her experience includes running a construction business with her husband, Chad, […]