ACEL Informed: Local Candidates Gather for ACEL’s Downtown Happy Hour

Vote buttonThe ACEL Public Policy Committee likes to keep our members informed about ways we can be directly involved in the creation of our community. This month’s Downtown Happy Hour at The Backyard @ Boca Fiesta & Palomino will feature some of the candidates vying for upcoming spots on election day. On March 19, Gainesville residents will have the opportunity to vote for Mayor of Gainesville, City District 4 Commission, and a City Charter Amendment regarding the city election dates.

On behalf of our membership, we asked the 2013 City Election candidates questions regarding transportation, the economy, and several other important issues that impact the young professionals in Alachua County. To view these questions, please click here. For those unaware of which district they live in, please take a look at this district map to find out. Please note that only residents living in district 4 are eligible to vote for the district 4 Commissioner race.

Registered voters can vote by mail, vote early, or vote on Election Day, March 19. To vote by mail, you can make your request online at or call (352) 374-5252. Early voting is available at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office in the County Administration Building from Monday, March 11, through Sunday, March 17. Early voting hours are Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM and Sunday from 11 AM to 2 PM. On Election Day, voters can vote in the precinct of their residence between 7 AM to 7 PM on March 19.

Check out the responses candidates gave us below by simply clicking on their name:

City of Gainesville Mayoral Candidates

City Commission District Four

ACEL wishes to thank all of the candidates for taking the time to reply to our questions. The March Downtown Happy Hour at The Backyard @ Boca Fiesta & Palomino is being held Thursday March 14, starting at 6pm. Make sure that you visit the Facebook Event page to see who else is going!


About Ken Mears

Ken Mears is the Marketing and Communications Committee Chair for Alachua County Emerging Leaders. Ken's role provides the necessary support to the organization's various committee needs to help communicate and market their events and most recent information. Professionally, Ken is an independent marketing consultant, specializing in assisting companies leverage their online presence to increase sales. Ken loves to golf, make music, and anything outdoors!

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