In 2008, his first book, The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him—And Why Independents Shouldn’t, was published and became a political (#2) and non-fiction (#17) bestseller at Amazon.
Cliff has counseled Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Alliance For Climate Protection. Other clients have included IBM, The American Association for Justice and the Earth Day Network.
James L. Dickerson
A native of Mississippi, James L. Dickerson is the author of over 30 books, and over 2,000 magazine and newspaper articles; he has worked as a magazine editor and publisher, newspaper editor, reporter, columnist, book critic, and social worker. He is the publisher of Sartoris Literary Group, the fastest growing online book publisher in the South.
Dickerson’s book, Mojo Triangle, was the winner of a 2006 IPPY award (Independent Publisher Book Awards) in the non-fiction category. Two other books, Goin’ Back to Memphis and That’s Alright, Elvis, were finalists for the Gleason Award
Escambia County Commissioner, District 1
He served two previous terms on the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners as the representative for District 5, with his first term running from 1988 until 1992. He was re-elected as Commissioner for District 5 in 1996 and served until 2000. He also previously served on the board of the Escambia County Utilities Authority.
Peter Schorsch @SaintPetersblog
Creator and editor of the influential SaintPetersBlog, which is followed by many journalists, politicians and lobbyists across the state.
His award-winning blog, SaintPetersBlog, was named one of the best country by the Washington Post. Even though he thinks it’s impossible to be so, Schorsch is considered an expert on new and social media. He is also the only blogger in the state included in Florida’s Capitol Press Corp.
A genuine independent, Peter writes about the intricacies of the political process, from the campaign trail to the halls of governing power.
Don Gaetz @DonGaetz
Florida Senate President
His father, Jerry, served as mayor of Rugby, North Dakota, and a state legislator while also working as a rancher, farmer and railroad worker. Jerry Gaetz died of a heart attack at the 1964 state Republican convention while his 16-year-old son watched on TV.
Don moved to Florida in 1978 and served as a hospital administrator in Jacksonville in the late 1970s.
In 2000, he was elected the Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools. He was the first non-educator to be elected to the position, and oversaw the improvement of Okaloosa’s school system from a “C” average to an “A”.
He was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2006. He represents District 1: south Okaloosa County and all of Bay, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties.
Eric Haines, Chief Deputy, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
Haines has been employed at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office since April of 1999 and has worked in Patrol, Training and Accreditation as well as having served as Captain of Uniformed Services. Before his promotion this past summer, he served as Administrative Commander.
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