County Council candidate Deb Denys of New Smyrna Beach embraces social media and Internet newspaper advertising

Campaign 2012 / Headline Surfer

Deb Denys

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Volusia County Council seat 3 candidate Deb Denys has embraced new tools in helping her get the word out: Internet news and social media.

"The electronic media is where readers are getting their news," Denys said. "I'm getting my message where people are sharing ideas and that's on sites like Facebook and Headline Surfer."

Denys believes its important that she diversifies the options available to her in getting her message across to voters and she's seeing favorable results with platforms like Internet advertising with Headline Surfer, umbrella trademarked name for the New Smyrna Beach-based 24/7 Internet newspaper accessed through HeadlineSurfer.com and also through NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net.

"I want to be seen -- for citizens to know where I stand on the issues," said Denys, who qualified by petition in March, vying for the seat held by outgoing incumbent Joie Alexander of Port Orange.

"I want to be seen -- for citizens to know where I stand on the issues," said Denys, who qualified by petition in March, vying for the seat held by outgoing incumbent Joie Alexander of Port Orange.

As a guardian ad litem, chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Volusia and Flagler for five years until 2010 and a former elected member of the Volusia County School board, Denys said she's reaching out to families looking for answers in their government, and she's finding her message is resonating with families who get their news through Internet news and who use Facebook to make friends.

Justin Kennedy, an Edgewater city councilman, also vying for the County Council seat representing Southeast Volusia is advertising with Headline Surfer as are incumbent group 8 County Judge Bryan Feigenbaum, State Attorney assistant prosecutors Christopher Kelly and Dustin Havens, vying for the group 4 county judgeship; Steve deLaroche who is running for Clerk of Circuit Court for Volusia County; Rich Gailey who is seeking the County Council seat 5 out of Deltona and Wendell Bradford, who is running for sheriff.

Headline Surfer is the trademarked umbrella name for the New Smyrna Beach-based 24/7 Internet newspaper accessed through HeadlineSurfer.com as well as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet newspaper serving the Daytona Beach-New Smyrna Beach / Sanford-Orlando metropolitan region via HeadlineSurfer.com. Florida's first around-the-clock newspaper was launched April 7, 2008, in New Smyrna Beach, initially as NSBNews.net and VolusiaNews.net. Headline Surfer is a registered trademark of NSB News LLC. Headline Surfer® Publisher Henry Frederick, is recognized as one of Florida's top award-winning cops & courts reporters, who has received more awards for such coverage than any other reporter working in Central Florida. He's the top journalist in the Florida Press Club two years running with seven journalism awards for 15 breaking news and investigative stories, three blogs and top internet site. He's the only reporter to win awards for coverage of the Trayvon Martin slaying as well as the subsequent George Zimmerman murder trial acquittal in Sanford. He's also won state, regional and national journalism awards for his coverage of cops and courts fear 8 1/2 years at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where he witnessed and reported on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos and covered the civil trial brought by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's widow to keep his autopsy files sealed. Before that before he covered cops & courts for Gannett Suburban Newspapers / The Journal News in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York, where he won a highly-coveted Associated Press Award for breaking news. Before launching the 24/7 internet newspaper in 2008, he was an award-winning city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette, in his native Massachusetts for two years, winning a national investigative award on municipal corruption. The first of Frederick's three books, for which he has secured publishing rights, is called "Creepy Ass Cracker" (840 pages, Xlibris), which will hit bookstores in September. His second book, "Wrestling ReWind," is expected to be published in January 2015. The third book is not yet titled.
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