2014 Orange County Judicial Candidates & Ballot Questions

judicial 1In Orange County, voters will weigh in on several judges in addition to numerous Constitutional amendments, Charter amendments and a special referendum in the 2014 General Election. Below will be the various questions and choices, along with links to the judges or relevant sites. Be ready on Election Day and make the best informed decision.

The judicial questions will appear under a nonpartisan section and are listed in order as they appear on Orange County Supervisor of Elections sample ballots. For links to all the candidates running for office in Orange County on the 2014 General Election ballot, click here.


County Judge Group 10
Ken Barlow
Tina Caraballo

Constitutional Amendments

  1. Constitutional Amendment Article X, Section 28
    Water and Land Conservation – Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands. YES/NO
  2. Constitutional Amendment Article X, Section 29
    Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical ConditionsYES/NO
  3. Constitutional Amendment Article V, Sections 10, 11
    Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial VacanciesYES/NO

Proposed Orange County Charter Amendments

Question A
Regarding Elections on Citizen Petition InitiativesFor the purpose of allowing citizens more time to consider referendum elections on initiative petitions and to provide certainty regarding petition submittal requirements, shall the Orange County Charter be amended to require petition initiatives to have sufficient signatures verified at least 150 days prior to the next primary, general or special election? YES/NO

Question B
Regarding Limiting the Power to Amend the CharterShall the Orange County Charter be amended to limit the amendment of the Charter by initiative, and the enactment, amendment or repeal of ordinances by initiative, where the initiative concerns the regulation of employer wages, benefits, or hours of work; or the encumbrance or allocation of tax revenues not authorized by law or conditioned upon a prospective change in law; and to impose prohibitions on the Board of County Commissioners? YES/NO

Question C
Moving Countywide Charter Office Elections and Making all Charter Office Elections PartisanShall the Orange County Charter be amended to move elections for all Charter offices elected countywide to 2016 and every four years thereafter, abbreviate the term of any office as necessary to comply with this provision, change all Charter office elections from nonpartisan to partisan elections and eliminate procedures required for nonpartisan elections? YES/NO

Question D
Providing for Term Limits and Non-partisan Elections for County Constitutional OfficersFor the purpose of establishing term limits and non-partisan elections for the Orange County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Comptroller, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector, this amendment provides for county constitutional officers to be elected on a non-partisan basis and subject to term limits of four consecutive full 4-year terms. YES/NO

Special Referendum
The School Board of Orange County, Florida Ad Valorem Millage Election
Shall the School Board of Orange County, Florida renew the current one mill ad valorem millage for essential operating expenses in order to preserve academic programs, retain highly qualified teachers, and protect arts, athletics and student activities beginning July 1, 2015, and ending four (4) fiscal years later on June 30, 2019, with annual reporting to ensure proper fiscal stewardship of these funds to the citizens of Orange County? YES/NO

2014 Candidates running for office in Orange County on the 2014 General Election ballot

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