Homosassa River headwaters

The headwaters of the Homosassa River feeds a scenic yet popular water destination.

It's election season in Homosassa.

Ballots are in the mail and a vote is looming in just one race: Seat 4 on the Homosassa Water Board in the Homosassa Special Water District.

Two candidates, Phyllis Dixon and Rosemary Rendueles, jumped in.

Dixon and her husband Chuck have lived in Citrus County since 1989 and in Homosassa since 1993, and she works for Duke Energy as a nuclear engineer, according to her candidate profile.

“As an engineer, I am familiar with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water delivery systems and with the chemical analysis performed to verify water quality,” her profile reads. “I have experience with environmental permitting and understand how both the process works and how the health of our aquifer and flow of our groundwater and rivers are all inter-related.”

Rendueles has lived in Citrus for 21 years, and is a retired software systems engineer, according to her candidate profile.

“I am committed in maintaining clean drinking water at an affordable price and protection of the source of our water from ground pollution,” her profile reads. “I have been involved as a member and volunteer for the Save the Homosassa River Alliance for over 18 years. ... Over the years I have been educated in how wetlands, aquifers, springs, rivers all work together and the need for all to be clean and functional in order to give us clean drinking water and a functioning environment for the health of the river, vegetation and wildlife that depends on the river and springs.”

Read the candidates’ complete profiles and find financial reports at https://bit.ly/2N2zvHl.

Only registered voters living in Homosassa Special Water District are eligible to vote in the special election, which will take place April 2.

The precincts involved in this election are Precinct 302.2 and Precinct 305.2, and only portions of these precincts are part of the election, according to the Supervisor of Elections website. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To contact the Citrus County Supervisor of Elections office, call 352-341-6740, email vote@votecitrus.com, or visit www.votecitrus.com. The elections office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Contact Chronicle reporter Carly Zervis at carly.zervis@chronicleonline.com or 352-564-2925.

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