Election of 2014

GENERAL INFORMATION
ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 4, 2014

Any citizen who is a qualified elector of Miami-Dade County and has resided continuously in the Village of Palmetto Bay for at least two years preceding the date of qualifying is eligible to be a candidate for the office of the Village Council.

The Village is divided into three residential areas.  Section 2.03 of the City Charter requires that one Council member reside in the Northern Area (Seat 1), one Council member reside in the Central Area (Seat 2) and one Council member reside in the Southern Area (Seat 3).  Candidates for the office of Mayor & Vice Mayor are elected without regard to residence in a particular Residential Area.  Persons running from a particular Residential Area must be a resident of the Residential Area which she/he proposes to represent on the Council at the time of qualifying, at the time of his/her election and must continue to reside in such Residential Area during his/her term of office.  A copy of the Charter is provided for your information and review. 

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  In this election, candidates may qualify for the office of Mayor, District 1, or District 3.

Any candidate receiving a number of votes greater than 50% of the total number of ballots cast shall be duly elected to the Council and no run-offs shall be required.

If required, a Run-off Election will be held on November 25, 2014.  The ballot for the run-off election shall contain the names of the candidates for Mayor, District 1, and District 3 who received the most votes in the general election.  The candidates receiving the most votes shall be duly elected to Mayor, District 1, and District 3.

The duly elected Council members and Mayor shall each serve a four-year term commencing at the next regular scheduled Council meeting after the general election or should a run-off be necessary, at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting following the day of the run-off election.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE REGISTERED AND WHO HAVE COMPLETED QUALIFYING, AS PRESCRIBED BY LAW:
(Listed alphabetically)

Mayor:
Peter A. England
Patrick M. Fiore
Eugene Flinn
Shelley Stanczyk

Seat 1:
Karyn Cunningham
David Zisman

Seat 3:
Henry T. Clifford
Larissa Siegel Lara
James Archie Shedd

CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORTS:
Campaign Treasurer Reports shall be filed on the 10th day following the end of each month, except that if the tenth day occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the report shall be filed on the next business day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.

FOR CANDIDATES:  Forms may be found at the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections Website:  http://election.dos.state.fl.us/forms/index.shtml

The most commonly used forms are provided below:
Form DS-DE 12 - Campaign Treasurer Report Summary
Form DS-DE 13 - Itemized Contributions
Form DS-DE 14 - Itemized Expenditures

The following is the schedule of reports due dates:

Date due: Name of Report Cover Period:
September 10, 2014 2014-M8 8/1/14 - 8/31/14
October 10, 2014 (25 days prior) 2014-G1 9/1/14 - 9/30/14
October 24, 2014 (11 days prior) 2014-G2 10/1/14 - 10/23/14
October 31, 2014 (4 days prior) 2014-G3 10/24/14 - 10/30/14

Campaign treasurer’s reports are due by 5 p.m. on the dates noted above.  Failure to file a report on the designated due date shall subject the candidate to a fine of $50 per day for the first 3 days late and, thereafter, $500 per day for each late day; not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures, whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report.  However, for the reports immediately preceding each primary and general election, the fine shall be $500 per day for each late day, not to exceed 25% of the total receipts or expenditures whichever is greater, for the period covered by the late report, as provided in F.S. Section 106.07(8). Fines must be paid from the candidate’s personal funds – not campaign funds. 

The Village Clerk will review reports for timeliness of filing, typographical and mathematical accuracy.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to insure that the information contained in the reports is true and correct and in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.

CURRENT REPORTS:

Mayor:
Peter A. England

Patrick Fiore

Eugene Flinn

Shelley Stanczyk

Seat 1:
Karyn Cunningham

David Zisman

Seat 3:
Henry Clifford

Larissa Siegel Lara

James Archie Shedd