The Herald-Tribune reports today the hefty bonuses Charlie Crist gave his winning campaign team: George LeMieuxm, Chief of Staff $200K Arlene DiBenigno, Political dtr $100K Vivian Myrtetus, Communications dtr $74K Jim Rimes, Operation dtr $46K. Two dozen campaign staffers got nearly [...]
George Scarborough is winning over many of the same Baptist Hospital docs that supported Holly Benson so heavily. Both Collier Merrill and his brother Joe are board members at Sacred Heart. Some political insiders were trying to see the GOP nomination race as battle between the two hospitals [...]
Somebody needs to tell GB City Hall that the holidays are over and it's time to take the lighted snowmen, Santas and candy canes off the medians.
County has reduced its request on landfill contract to 10 years with CPI adjustments annually. ECUA is still holding out. Not sure whether stumbling block is Exec. Director Steve Sorrell or Board member Larry Walker. By my count, county proposal would pass on the ECUA board, 4 to 1, with Walker [...]
One person who has kicked around running for House District 3 is Skip Hunter. Hunter once ran for Florida Insurance Commissioner. Made his fortune in insurance. Last August, he and his wife donated $1 million to UWF to be used for an amphi-theater at the Community Maritime Park. It may be too [...]
Representing Escambia County Area Transit (Bus/Trolley Operators, Customer Service Reps, & Maintenance) Pensacola Bay Transportation (Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties – Drivers & Mechanics) Board of County Commissioners Escambia County, Florida (Blue Collar Workers - Classified [...]
On Monday, January 22, 11;30 a.m., at the New World Landing, the Escambia Federated Republican Women's Club will be hosting discussions with candidates Clay Ford, Lyn Hart, and George Scarborough who are running for State Representative, District 3. Lunch is included. $12.00 for EFRWC members, [...]
An email Joe - Democratic candidate for Congress in 2006: Several local leaders have encouraged me to run for the District 3 House seat vacated by Holly Benson. My purpose in seeking public office is to serve the people of my hometown and region, who are facing numerous problems that are not [...]
Whoever is elected to House District 3 will be able to serve 10 years - that is if they can get elected four times. That means the winner in Feb. 2007 will have an excellent chance to be Speaker of the House in the next decade. Who will make the best Speaker of the Florida House?
The campaign office of Clay Ford notified us that Ford is the first GOP candidate for House District 3 to turn enough petition signatures to qualify to run.
We're getting calls that pollsters have been calling area voters on the District 3 race. Here are some of the questions: As things stand now, how likely are you to vote in the special election for the state legislature and other offices -- are you almost certain to vote, will you probably vote, [...]
Right before his term was up Gov. Jeb Bush made 283 appointments to 100 different boards across the state - including local doctor Elizabeth Tucker to the state Board of Medicine. Crist has cancelled all of them. Also rescinded are four appointments to PJC board of trustees: Donna Usry, Miller [...]