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2020 Election

Alan Lowe Wins Big in AskFlagler’s Open-Access Poll

Lowe (left) faces off against Holland in the Palm Coast mayoral race on November 3rd.

Mayoral candidate Alan Lowe came up huge over opponent Milissa Holland in AskFlagler’s mayoral poll this week.

Alan Lowe accrued 145 votes, good for 84.30%, while Milissa Holland received 23 votes for 13.37%. The poll was posted on the 24th and shared to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the AskFlagler email subscriber list. While Holland jumped out to a small lead as the first couple dozen votes came in, votes for Lowe quickly poured in at a torrential pace, leaving Holland well behind.

Lowe and Holland advanced to the general election out of a primary that also included Democrats John Brady and Michael Schottey, and Republican Donald Greene. Both Holland and Lowe are Republicans.

Lowe could easily carry his massive base of support to a win against Holland, though most would agree it would likely be a somewhat closer race. Holland garners enough popularity as mayor to likely score at least three out of every ten voters even in her most pessimistic scenarios.

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Candidates and supporters had the equal opportunity to share the poll with friends and social media followers. The poll was open-access and not scientific, meaning it was open to whoever came across it online. Its efficacy to predict election results is open to individual interpretation.

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. James H Swor

    October 3, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Holland is a RHINO, at best. Voting for Lowe.

  2. Joseph Shabotz

    October 6, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    “Be who you are”… is his response to Holland?

    Really that’s a great idea Alan Lowe, let us see “…who you are”:

    Refused to Pay Income Tax
    • Failure to pay income tax for the years 1992 and 1993.
    • IRS placed a lien on his home on 2/14/1997 for $29,438.50.

    Scammed SunTrust Bank: (This was a calculated scheme)
    • Transferred homeownership to family members prior to closing to obtain a second mortgage.
    • Prior to closing, an affidavit was signed indicating Alan Lowe was the owner.
    • Did not disclose the transfer of property at the time of receiving the proceeds.
    • SunTrust Bank foreclosed upon property.
    • SunTrust Bank was forced to pay the IRS lien to protect property.
    • Stopped making payments on the second mortgage shortly after IRS lien was paid.
    • SunTrust Bank sued and was awarded $59,053.11.

    Charged with Petit Theft
    • Arrested for Petty Theft
    o Arresting Agency: Flagler County Sheriff’s Department
    o Court Case Number: 1992MM001373
    o Court Offense: PETIT THEFT
    o Court Statute: 812.014(3A)
    o Court Disposition: Closed
    o Court Disposition Date: 2/10/1992
    o Court Level/Degree: MISDEMEANOR

    Defaulted on Credit Card
    • Ignored the Court.
    • Judgment rendered on 1/23/2015 for failing to pay credit card.
    • Required to pay damages of $624.38.

    Government Seizure?
    • Failed to fulfill CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) obligations.
    • Government seized and confiscated illegal shipment.
    • “Caused a dramatic falling out with his business partners, and with the Dominican people involved, including those in government offices.”
    • “Various arguments, threats, and even arrests were to follow before the final break-up of the parties involved.”
    • Attempting to bring the same failed business practices to Flagler County.

    State Closed Companies: (This is a list of failures, where are his entrepreneurial skills?)
    • Pool/Spa Contractor
    o Registered 6/27/1988
    o License Expired 8/31/1999
    • Underwater Technics
    o Registered 2/16/1991
    o Dissolved 10/9/1992
    • Applied Coral Technologies
    o Registered 12/2003
    o Dissolved 10/1/2004
    o 2nd Registration 12/2007
    o 2nd Dissolution 9/26/2008
     Reinstated 12/2017
     Dissolved 9/27/2019
    • Oceanus Dive Center
    o Registered 9/27/2005
    o Dissolved 9/26/2008
    • Finest Brine
    o Registered 2013
    o Dissolved 9/23/2016

    With a track record like this, I wouldn’t give this guy a key to water my plants, and people want to put him in charge of a city!?

    These FACTS are sourced from the website: https://www.notolowe.com/ and they are proof that this guy is bad news for Palm Coast.

    • Lowe Down Shame

      October 6, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      This poll has a few anomalies working against it.
      For example, out of a total voting pool of 92,281 registered voters, 170 ‘votes’ were received, which represents less 0.00184% of the whole?
      Not a statistically relevant return and you all should know that.
      I didn’t participate in this or receive notification of this poll even though I’m a registered voter. It was not inclusive of the base at all.

      As Mark Twain says “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

      I think Mr. Lowe provided both the ‘lies’ and ‘damned lies’ and this poll provided the statistics…

      • Chris Gollon

        October 6, 2020 at 9:29 pm

        Hey there, I’m the writer who conducted the poll.

        You’re absolutely right that this poll is not designed to indicate what may happen on Election Day. As we said in the title, this is an Open-Access Poll, meaning it was opened up to whomever stumbled upon it. Had it been a Scientific Poll, we would’ve contacted voters such as yourself to follow through on the criteria to advertise the poll as such. If we’d not done so, your concerns would be highly pertinent.

        If you’re interested in participating in our Open-Access polls in the future, feel free to subscribe to our mailing list so you’ll be notified each time a new one is posted!

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