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 By Robert Connors    News

Hilligoss Wins Mayoral Race, Krueger Elected to City Commission

The unofficial vote tabulation is completed and It is apparent that Jack Hilligoss and Danny Kreuger will fill the mayoral post and that of city commissioner. With the votes tabulat... — Updated 4/12/2022


Sheriff Denies Any Endorsement in City Elections

Most Lake Wales voters have received a pair of deceptive postcards mailed by two out-of-town political committees that have caused Sheriff Grady Judd to issue a statement denying... — Updated 4/5/2022


Campaign Finances Show Questionable Expense, Possible Violation

An apparent impropriety in the mayoral campaign financing of City Commissioner Jack Hilligoss has caused yet another twist in the closing days of the election. A letter from Lake... — Updated 4/4/2022


Why LakeWalesNews.Net Will Not Endorse in City Races

As the campaigns that will shape the election of a mayor and city commissioner come to a close, some have asked whether our editorial board will endorse any of the five candidates.... — Updated 4/2/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Five City Candidates Discussed Issues At Monday Forum

More than 70 guests gathered Monday evening at the Lake Wales Woman's Club to hear all five candidates for election to two city posts discuss issues and answer questions. Speaking... — Updated 3/21/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Workshop Hears Multiple Housing Development Project Proposals

Several new large-scale residential developments took shape in presentations heard by the Lake Wales City Commission during their Wednesday workshop, at which only three... — Updated 3/19/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Monday Forum Will Allow Citizens to Question Candidates

As a pair of contested city elections move toward a climactic vote on April 5 citizens will have another opportunity to see and hear the five vying for the two open seats. A forum... — Updated 3/11/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

"State of the City" is Good, Mayor Says in Annual Report

A portrait of a city undergoing numerous changes was delivered to about 100 community and business leaders Friday at the annual "State of the City" report delivered by outgoing... — Updated 3/5/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Six Candidates Qualify for Two Open City Seats

Six candidates have qualified for election to two open seats in the City of Lake Wales government in the April 5 municipal elections. Voters will have an opportunity to choose a... — Updated 2/23/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Qualifying Opens for City Mayor, Commission Posts

Four of the six expected candidates wasted no time in filing their paperwork for city elections after the qualifying period opened at noon Monday. They will each be a candidate for... — Updated 2/14/2022

 By Betsy Cleveland    News

Supervisor of Elections to Conduct Voter Registration Drive

The Polk County Supervisor of Elections will join in a nationwide effort to register voters on Tuesday, September 28th in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. Registration tables will be available at seven locations... — Updated 9/22/2021


Voter Turnout Appears Light for April 6 City Election

In person voters in the April 6 Lake Wales municipal election trickled in with only 139 casting ballots during the first few hours. A total of 9,790 Lake Wales citizens are... — Updated 4/6/2021


Voters in Tuesday City Election Encouraged to Look Up Polling Place

Voters in the Tuesday, April 6 Lake Wales municipal election may look up their polling location at "Polling locations may be different for city elections, so... — Updated 4/1/2021


City Election Voter Registration Deadline March 8

Residents of Lake Wales who wish to register to vote in the April 6 Municipal Elections must do so on or before Monday, March 8. Voter registration forms may be completed online at... — Updated 3/5/2021


Commissioner Gibson Chosen for 2021 Political Leadership Institute

Lake Wales City Commissioner Curtis Gibson has been chosen as one of 20 participants in the 2021 Central Florida Political Leadership Institute, a regional, nonprofit program... — Updated 2/17/2021


Commission Considers Purchase of Police Body Cameras at Jan. 19 Meeting

Two Lake Wales city commissioners are calling for the implementation of a police worn body camera system, but it will take a third to make it happen. Despite having no firm... — Updated 1/19/2021

 By Steve Steiner    News

Edwards Blows Out Hannifan for Supervisor of Elections; Townsend Unseated

With all 167 precincts, early votes and mail in ballots tallied, Lori Edwards has coasted to another term in office, an indication that voters are pleased with how she is running... — Updated 8/19/2020


Early Voting Sites Open Aug. 3-15

Eligible voters may vote in advance of the Aug. 18 Statewide Primary Election at nine convenient locations around Polk County. Early voting in Lake Wales will be at the James P.... — Updated 8/13/2020

 By Brian Ackley    News

Committee Appointed to Review Lake Wales City Charter

A blue-ribbon committee of residents will spend the next few months reviewing the Lake Wales charter – the document that details how the city is governed – with an eye towards... — Updated 6/24/2020


Light Turnout Expected for April 7 Lake Wales City Election

Five days before the April 7 city election, 1,041 Lake Wales citizens had returned their vote by mail ballots. That's about 41 percent of the 2,541 who requested ballots to vote by... — Updated 4/5/2020


COVID-19 March 26 Update from City of Lake Wales

The City of Lake Wales continues to be under a declared State of Emergency by Mayor Fultz. There is no curfew at this time. As Covid-19 updates for Florida's residents continue dail... — Updated 4/2/2020


April 7 City Election Polling Place Moved to Austin Center

The Lake Wales Municipal Election scheduled to take place on Tuesday April 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. will go forward with a change. Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19 the poll... — Updated 3/26/2020


Gibson Campaign Encourages Vote by Mail for April 7 City Election

The Robin Gibson Campaign supports the "strong encouragement" by the Lake Wales city clerk for citizens to vote by mail rather than risk social interaction at the polling places.... — Updated 3/25/2020


City Voters Should Update Records Before April 7 Election

Lake Wales registered voters who have moved or changed their name are encouraged to update their record with the Elections Office before the April 7 Municipal Elections. It's also... — Updated 3/18/2020


City Commissioner Terrye Howell Re-elected for Another 3 Years

Lake Wales City Commissioner Terrye Howell has been declared re-elected for another 3-year term following the withdrawal of her opponent Greg Massey. Massey submitted a signed... — Updated 3/11/2020


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