The Collier County Democratic Party Proudly supports the following candidates. Vote for Democrats to protect our Freedoms, Rights and the American Dream. To learn more about each candidate, please click on their name to be taken to their campaign website.
- US Senator: Val Demings
- Representative Congressional District 19: Cindy Banyai
- Representative Congressional District 26: Christine Olivo
- Governor: Charlie Crist
- Attorney General: Aramis Ayala
- Chief Financial Officer: Adam Hattersley
- Commissioner of Agriculture: Naomi Esther Blemur
- Mitchel Schlayer: State Representative District 80
Protect our top rated schools!
Retention of Judges
Jorge Labarga: Justice of the Florida Supreme Court – YES
All other Supreme Court judges – NO
The Party has no position on Appeals Court judges. Click HERE for helpful information about judges.
2022 General Election – 2022 Voter Guide
Our candidates will protect your freedom to live a life of dignity. Do your part, VOTE!
The General Election ballot lists the winning candidate of the August Primary Election. During this election, voters will
have the opportunity to vote for a candidate regardless of their party affiliation. Voters may also see statewide and
local referenda items on their ballot.
Make your plan to vote now!
Voter Registration Deadline: Oct 11
Recommended last day to mail your ballot: Oct 29
Drop off your Vote-By-Mail Ballot or Vote Early in Person:
Oct 27 – Nov 5, 9am-6pm
Election Day Vote In-Person at your Assigned Precinct: Tuesday, Nov 8, 7am-7pm
|Amendment Number||Recommended Vote||Title||Justification|
|1||Yes||Limitation on the Assessment of Real Property Used for Residential Purposes||This allows property owners to harden their homes against the effects of climate change without being punished by higher property taxes|
|2||No||Abolishing the Constitution Revision Commission||When managed properly, the Constitution Revision Commission can review constitutional amendments and present them for removal if obsolete or no longer needed|
|3||No||Additional Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Specified Critical Public Service Workforce||This is a tricky ballot measure. Of course we want the Public Service Workforce to receive appropriate benefits, but revising the constitution to provide them is inappropriate. The Legislature and Governor can get this done through policy and law in Tallahassee without encumbering future tax revenue forever. In short, no tax sources or revenue should ever be specified, limited, exempted, or prohibited in the Constitution.|
2022 Supreme Court Judicial Retentions • Recommendations
|Charles Canady||NO||Republican 2008||GOP Rep in FL & US House. Coined term “partial-birth abortion” and introduced Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995 (vetoed by Clinton). Clinton impeachment manager. Opposed SCOF’s 2017 ruling affirming abortion is covered by Florida’s privacy clause. Voted with majority that all fines and fees must be paid to restore felon voting rights. Opposed requiring unanimous verdict before sentencing someone to death.|
|Jorge Labarga||YES||Republican 2009||Voted with the majority in SCOF’s 2017 ruling reaffirming abortion is covered by Florida’s privacy clause. Protected the need for a unanimous verdict in death penalty cases and was sole justice to approve putting assault weapons ban amendment on the ballot.|
|John D. Couriel||NO||Republican 2020||Failed GOP candidate for FL House and Senate. Federalist Society member since 2000. Ballotpedia Courts rated “Strong Republican” partisan score.|
|Jamie Rutland Grosshans||NO||Republican 2020||Worked with John Stemberger and Orlando’s Operation Outcry to prevent a 16-year-old from having an abortion. Active in extremist Christian legal groups, particularly the Alliance Defending Freedom. Central Florida Federalist Society officer.|
|Ricky Polston||NO||Republican 2008||Defended state law creating “Choose Life” license plate. Opposed SCOF’s 2017 ruling reaffirming abortion is covered by Florida’s privacy clause. Voted with majority that all fines and fees must be paid to restore felon voting rights. Opposed requiring unanimous verdict before sentencing someone to death.|
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