Apopka Election Results – Orange County Sheriff

first_img Jerry DemingsApopka Election Results –  The results of  local races of most interest to ApopkaOrange County Sheriff Demings bests Hopkins to remain Orange County SheriffWith 163 of 247 precincts reporting, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings won a big mandate by blasting challenger Spike Hopkins with 312,289 votes (66%) to Hopkins 163,981 votes (34%).“I want to thank you for your support and it will be an honor to serve as your Sheriff for another term. It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Orange County County Sheriff since 2008. As your Sheriff, I shall continue to provide the necessary expertise and continuing stability to provide proven and trusted leadership in the agency.”Sheriff Demings is a native of Orlando and the son of Freddie and Josephine Demings.   He is the youngest of five children and has a twin brother.  He is married to former Orlando Police Chief Valdez B. Demings who was appointed by Mayor Buddy Dyer in December 2007, as the first female Police Chief in the history of Orlando.  Sheriff Demings was also appointed as Orlando’s first black police chief in 1998, which makes him and his wife national history makers.  They have three sons, two of whom are also twins.  Their sons are graduates of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee. TAGSElection Day 2016 Previous articleApopka Election Results – Congressional District 10Next articleApopka Election Results – Florida House District 31 Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Spain could be out of 2018 World Cup. Reports of political interference in Spanish FA emerge

first_imgSpain are under of the risk on missing out on the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite comfortably qualifying after reports emerged that there may be political interference in the functioning of the Spanish FA.According to FIFA rules, government and political interference in a country’s football association is strictly prohibited and if any political interference emerges in a national’s football association, it runs the risk of getting suspended.FIFA had, in October, suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on account of undue third-party interference.FIFA said on Friday that they will be sending a delegation to Spain to look into the matter and investigate any kind of government interference in the Spanish FA.In a statement (written in Spanish), FIFA said that they had sent a letter to the Spanish FA “expressing our concern for the situation that the federation is going through and reminding (its officials) that, according to the Statutes of FIFA, all member federations must manage their affairs independently and assure that there is no interference by third parties.”Spanish newspaper El Pais reported earlier Friday that the FIFA letter warned of a possible suspension because of the government’s push to hold elections following the arrest of federation president Angel Maria Villar in July on suspicion of corruption.According to El Pais, FIFA is concerned that the government’s interest in federation elections could be considered outside meddling and break its rules. If the national federation were to be suspended, Spain’s team would not be allowed to play at next year’s World Cup.advertisementFIFA’s statement made no mention of a suspension or other punitive measures.But the scare was big enough for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to say that Spain will not miss soccer’s biggest event.”I am sure that Spain will go to the World Cup in Russia and that it will win it,” Rajoy said at a news conference in Brussels.FIFA added in its statement that “in the coming days” it will send a delegation, which will include representatives from UEFA, to Madrid to “observe and analyze the situation” of the Spanish soccer federation.The federation said in a separate statement that its interim president, Juan Luis Larrea, had spoken with FIFA and UEFA officials at the World Cup draw on Dec. 1 and that he had passed on their “enormous concern” to Spain’s minister of education, culture and sport.The Spanish federation said it was waiting for the ministry to set a date for a meeting.Spanish police arrested Villar, his son, and two other soccer officials in July on suspicion of improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption and falsifying documents.Villar was replaced by Larrea, the body’s treasurer for three decades. Critics of Villar argue that elections are needed to make a clean start for the institution that has been tarnished by the scandal.(Courtesy: AP)last_img read more