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Dustin HavensChristopher KellyHeadline Surfer photos and videos by Sera Frederick / Dustin Havens, far left, and Christopher Kelly, are two of the five candidates in Tuesday's primary vying for Volusia County Judge, group 4.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Dustin Havens and Christopher Kelly are the cream of the crop in Tuesday's crowded field for Volusia County Judge, group 4.

If this were the general election, we'd have to pick one of them. But with five altogether in the race and no incumbent, unless one candidate gets 50 percent of the votes plus one vote, then the top two vote getters will move on to the general election in November. With that said, we are endorsing Havens and Kelly for your consideration.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Mitt Romney may try to come off as an average Joe with a jacket and no tie in introducing VP running mate Paul Ryan, with jacket and no tie as well. How boring.

Let us show you how candidates for office In Volusia County go about making an impression. A big impression! With Facebook, anything is possible. 

Take County Council dist. 2 incumbent Joshua Wagner, for example. Why wait for the water to break? After all, the primary is less than 72 hours away.

Jim Hathaway endorsementsJim HathawayDeb DenysJustin KennedyDist. 3 County Council candidate Jim Hathaway, shown far left) has picked up endorsements from Volusia Building Industry Association and the Sierra Club while fellow candidate Deb Denys has won the endorsement of the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors. And candidate Justin Kennedy is content with endorsements from the Volusia Sheriff's Deputies Association, Volusia Teachers Organization, Edgewater Professional Firefighters Association and the Daytona Beach Fire/Rescue Association.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- They're not quite Olympic gold medals, but for the three candidates running for Volusia County Council dist. 3 seat in Tuesday's primary, endorsements are golden.

Editor's Note: The following guest column was written by Rich Gailey, a candidate for the Volusia County Council dist. 5 seat:

Volusia County Council dist 5 candidate Rich GaileyDEBARY -- When there is an ailment that affects one part of the body the whole body is affected. I remember when I popped the posterior cruciate ligament in my knee while playing pick-up basketball, I could not push off with that leg anymore, and as a result, I stopped playing basketball because I was not longer as productive as when I had the full use of both of my legs. It is the same with excessive government spending.

1,000 Facebook likes for first 100 days in office

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Editor's Note: Here is the weekly message from Congressman Ron DeSantis...

Congressman Ron DeSantisWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Dear Friend – Last week, you helped me reach over 1,000 Facebook likes, which was a wonderful way to celebrate my first 100 days in Congress! Thank you to everyone who has connected with on Facebook and on Twitter at @RepDeSantis - hearing from you is the most important part of my job.

It is a privilege and an honor to represent Florida's sixth district in Congress! When I announced last week that I had co-sponsored legislation mandating that the new drone medal not be given a higher precedence than the Purple Heart, I also stated that it was my hope that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel would simply handle it himself at the Department of Defense level.

I am pleased to report that Secretary Hagel has discontinued the drone medal entirely.

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