Anne Mooney

Entries by Anne Mooney

Congratulations Mayor Leary, Commissioner Seidel

L to R: Bill Leary, Beth Hall, Tom Leary, Joan Gfeller, Rich Leary.  Mayor Leary’s brothers and neighbors support their candidates of choice. It’s over. The yard signs are nearly all gone, most of the flyers clogging the mailboxes are once again from Publix. Life is returning to normal.  This long, hard-fought race brought out […]

Transit Oriented Density

  As the mayor and commissioner hopefuls near the finish line, Winter Park mailboxes are stuffed to the gills with flyers and the buzz is one everyone’s lips. Winter Park readers awoke Friday, March 6, to a Sentinel story headlined, “Development  sits at core of Winter Park mayor race.” Mackinnon Favors Re-development in WP In […]

Library Hosts Two Debates

Separate debates between mayoral candidates and candidates for city commission revealed a stark contrast in the tenor and the conduct of the two races. Mayors Debate First The first debate, between mayoral candidates Cynthia Mackinnon and Steve Leary on February 19, was moderated by former Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe before a standing-room-only crowd. Rowe, […]

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

  Are you one of the many Winter Park voters who is accustomed to voting by absentee ballot, who hasn’t received a ballot this year, and are wondering where it is? No Permanent Absentee Status Laws governing the way we vote have changed. The State of Florida no longer has permanent absentee status. If you […]

Winter Park Candidates Square Off

  If turnout at the past two candidate debates is any indication, the current election cycle seems to have sparked unprecedented interest among Winter Park voters.  Candidates Face Off at University Club of WP The Winter Park Voice hosted a candidate forum at the University Club of Winter Park at 5:30 p.m. February 10. The […]

Lee Road Site Gets a Makeover

At 11:30 on the morning of February 11, a big yellow crane flattened the iconic breast-shaped roofs of the building at 2600 Lee Road formerly known as the Booby Trap. In a unanimous vote December 8, 2014, the Commission voted to purchase the property for $990,000 — a premium above the appraised value of $830,000. The […]

WP Voice Hosts Candidate Forum

  Winter Park is in the enviable position of having four qualified, capable candidates for Mayor and Commissioner. The Winter Park Voice will host a candidate forum at the University Club of Winter Park on February 10, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The forum will include all four candidates and will be moderated by Michele […]

Meet the Candidates

Steven Leary for Mayor Steve Leary, Vice President of Leary Management Group, Inc., joined the firm in 2004 when he moved Winter Park. He was elected to the Winter Park City Commission in 2011 and was appointed Vice-Mayor by Mayor Kenneth Bradley. Leary has resigned his post as Commissioner in order to run for Mayor, but […]

Join the WP Voice Facebook Group

The Winter Park Voice joins the world of facebook with the introduction of the new  group.    The page is now live, so you can join it with your facebook account to read and make posts.   This is a public group with minimal moderation.  We ask that people be respectful of one another when expressing […]

Four Candidates = No Primary

After some to-ing and fro-ing, Winter Park has finally settled into the 2015 election cycle. The period during which candidates could qualify to run ended yesterday at noon. City Communications Director Clarissa Howard confirmed that two candidates, Steven Leary and Cynthia Mackinnon, will oppose each other in the race for mayor. Two candidates, Greg Seidel and […]