Political notebook: Who qualified Tuesday for state, county, U.S. races

The following candidates qualified for state and local elections Tuesday. Qualifying continues until noon Friday.

Collier County

Dwight Brock, R, Collier County clerk of courts

■ Tim Nance, R, Collier County Commission District 5

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Lee County

■ Linda Doggett, R, Lee County clerk of courts

■ Doug St. Cerny, R, Lee County Commission District 2

■ Colleen Lindgren, Bonita Springs Fire District Seat 4

■ Dave Davenport, Estero Fire District Seat 1

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U.S., Florida

■ Naomi Craine, write-in, U.S. Senate

■ Bill Gaylor, no party affiliation, U.S. Senate

Connie Mack, R, U.S. Senate

■ Lawrence Sidney Scott, write-in, U.S. Senate

■ Tom Baumann, write-in, U.S. House of Representatives District 17

■ William Bronson, D, U.S. House of Representatives District 17

■ Joe Davidow, R, U.S. House of Representatives District 19

■ Byron Donalds, R, U.S. House of Representatives District 19

■ Paige Kreegel, R, U.S. House of Representatives District 19

Garrett Richter, R, Florida Senate District 23

■ Lizbeth Benacquisto, R, Florida Senate District 30

■ Sal Gutierrez, D, Florida Senate District 39

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Simons earns honor from League of Cities

The Florida League of Cities is scheduled to honor Bonita Springs Councilwoman Martha Simons today with the Home Rule Hero Award.

The award is to be presented during the Bonita Springs City Council meeting that starts at 5:30 p.m.

In a statement, the League said the award is being presented to Simons for her efforts during the 2012 legislative session to advance the League of Cities' legislative agenda and help protect the home-rule powers of Florida's cities.

Home Rule Hero Award recipients are local government officials – both elected and non-elected – who consistently respond to the League's plea to contact legislators to give a local perspective to an issue.

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Richter wins legislative appreciation award

The Florida League of Cities is scheduled to honor state Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, today with a legislative appreciation award.

The award is to be presented to Richter at his Naples office.

In a statement, the League said the award is being presented to Richter because of his efforts in the 2012 legislative session to protect home rule and support the League's legislative agenda.

The award is given to legislators who consistently vote and advocate on behalf of the League and its members.

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Mack endorsed by Agriculture Commissioner Putnam

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has endorsed GOP U.S. Rep. Connie Mack in his race for the U.S Senate seat held by Bill Nelson, Mack's campaign announced Tuesday.

"Too many good ideas are dying in the U.S. Senate at the hands of liberals Harry Reid and Bill Nelson," the statement said.

Of Putnam's endorsement, Mack said: "Adam Putnam is part of the generation that is streamlining government for the future, and I am honored to have his backing."

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