Basquin, Busin retain School Board seats

Incumbent School Board members Jon Basquin and Stephanie Schneider Busin won re-election by comfortable margins during the Hendry County primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 28. In the nonpartisan election, for the School Board District 4 seat, Ms. Busin received 873 votes (70 percent) to 374 for Mercedes Perdomo Reese; and for the School Board District […]

Dena Pittman for Hendry Property Appraiser

On June 25, 2018, I was honored with the appointment as Hendry County Property Appraiser by Governor Rick Scott. I started my career in 1989 in Palm Beach County and, after 17 years there, I transferred to Hendry County Property Appraiser’s Office in 2006. I became the Chief Deputy for Phillip Pelletier in 2009 and […]

City Of LaBelle Election – Zimmerly is re-elected

The City of LaBelle Election was held on July 17. Early voting was from July 7 to July 14. The election had a very low voter turnout of 11.18 percent. Of the 2039 registered voters only 228 cast their ballots. Thomas A. Smith was reappointed as Clerk Commissioner as there were no other candidates for […]

Harris seeks re-election to Hendry County Commission

Darrell Harris has announced that he will seek re-election as Hendry County Commissioner for District 2. Mr. Harris’ wife was born in LaBelle and is retired from LaBelle Elementary School. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have four sons who attended LaBelle schools and three of them currently reside and work in Hendry County. The couple has […]

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 […]