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 By Robert Connors    News

Fitzgerald Denied Return to Commission Due to Move Outside District

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include citation of a written opinion from City Attorney Chuck Galloway to city commissioners, released to the press today. April 17 -... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Kris Fitzgerald Reinstated to City Commission Seat

City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald has been reinstated to her seat on the Lake Wales City Commission nearly two years after her suspension by Governor Ron DeSantis following her... — Updated 5/17/2023


Robin Gibson Wins Re-election, Keith Thompson Wins Seat 3 Race for City Commission

Incumbent Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson easily turned back a challenge from Danielle Pride Gibson for his District 5 seat on the Lake Wales City Commission Tuesday. Michelle Threatt... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

City Commission Gives Attorney "Unsatisfactory" Marks in Annual Review

It was a very unhappy group of Lake Wales City Commissioners who spent more than 45 minutes discussing their generally dismal evaluations of City Attorney Chuck Galloway Wednesday.... — Updated 4/1/2023


Final City Commission Candidate Forum Planned for March 28

Lake Wales voters will get a final opportunity to hear the position of four candidates seeking terms on the city commission in the April 4 election. The Lake Wales History Museum wi... — Updated 3/29/2023


Saturday is Last Day to Request Vote By Mail Ballot for City Elections

Saturday, March 25th is the last day registered voters who reside in Lake Wales can submit a request to receive a ballot by mail for the April 4th Municipal Elections. Four... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Candidate Forum Brought Few Surprises

Four city commission candidates facing an April 4 election shared a stage at the Lake Wales Womans Club Auditorium Tuesday evening to compare their positions on a variety of topics... — Updated 3/21/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Governor DeSantis' Delayed Reinstatement of Suspended Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald Raised at City Commission Meeting

The expected reinstatement of suspended City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald was raised again by Commissioner Terrye Howell, who questioned the lack of action from Governor Ron... — Updated 3/4/2023

 By Rachel Harris    News

Monday is Deadline for Voter Registration for Lake Wales City Election

Residents in Lake Wales who are not already registered to vote, but wish to participate in the April 4th Municipal Elections must register to vote on or before Monday, March 6th.... — Updated 3/1/2023


University Women to Host Commission Candidates Forum March 13.

A forum to hear from four candidates for the Lake Wales City Commission is planned for mid-March to allow voters to learn about the goals and platforms prior to the April 4... — Updated 2/28/2023


Ballot Set for April City Commission Election

Four candidates have qualified in two city commission races which will be decided during an election on April 4. Lake Wales commissioners finalized the ballot, which will include... — Updated 2/19/2023

 By Rachel Harris    News

Election Workers Sought at Special Meeting February 28

Working to conduct safe and fair elections is a contribution toward protecting our democracy, and now Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards offering citizens an... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Gibson vs. Gibson vs. Gibson? A Confusing City Election Looms

What's in a name? In a confusing prospect for Lake Wales voters, three candidates have filed to run for the District 5 City Commission seat in the April 4 election, and all three... — Updated 2/12/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Commissioner Fitzgerald Expected to Be Reinstated by Governor DeSantis

A written appeal for re-instatement has been sent to Governor Ron DeSantis by former Lake Wales City Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald, who was found not guilty in October of charges... — Updated 12/30/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Former Commissioner Kris Fitzgerald Acquitted of All Charges

Former Lake Wales city commissioner Kris Fitzgerald, who was removed from office after being charged with two felonies, has been found not guilty in a jury trial. Fitzgerald was... — Updated 12/14/2022


"The Outsider" Skewers Politics and Celebrates Democracy

With election season upon us, Lake Wales Little Theatre is presenting a timeless and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy. The action takes place in the... — Updated 10/31/2022


Arts Center Exhibit Highlights Success of Polk Forever Referendum

An exhibition of art inspired by nature is happening now at the Lake Wales Arts Center. The exhibit highlights the successes of the 1994 referendum with hopes of motivating the... — Updated 10/19/2022


Voting Opportunities Abound in Polk

Polk County voters have three easy ways to vote in the November 8th General Election, according to Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards: At your Precinct. Polling locations will... — Updated 10/13/2022


Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

Polk Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards is reminding new residents and those who may have been purged from voting rolls to check their registration status now, as time is running... — Updated 10/3/2022

 By Rachel Harris    News

Early Voting Now Available in Lake Wales

The August 23 "Primary" election will be the "final" election for candidates in four heated Polk School Board races, as well as those seeking judicial slots. Voters are encouraged... — Updated 8/25/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Three City Commissioners Vote Themselves Another Raise

On a split vote, Lake Wales City Commissioners Tuesday evening voted themselves an annual raise of $2,400 intended to pay for the cost of local travel and expenses. City Manager... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

School Board Forum Moved to Virtual Event

A pair of forums offering voters a chance to hear from seven school board candidates has been moved to an online event due to the recent upsurge of Coved cases in Polk County. The... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Rachel Harris    News

Absentee Mail Ballots Now Available for August 23 Election

Ballots are now available for eligible voters who wish to vote by mail in Florida's Statewide Primary Election on August 23rd. The Primary Election will be decisive in four local... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Rachel Harris    News

New Voter Cards Will Confirm Your Registration

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards advises residents to watch for their new Voter Information Cards which have been mailed to more than 450,000 voters. When the new... — Updated 7/16/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Polk School Board Candidates Will Participate in Lake Wales Forum

The August primary election will be the final chance to vote in some local races, including those for new school board members for four different seats on the seven-member board. A... — Updated 7/16/2022


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