Escambia County State & National News

Sorry, Gene. Thrasher has inside track to Lt. Governor

August 28, 2013

Sources close to Governor Rick Scott tell the East Orlando Post that the Governor’s Chief of Staff Adam Hollingsworth is pushing the Governor to choose Senator John Thrasher for Lt. Governor.

The spot has been open since Jennifer Carroll resigned this past March. Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino had lobbied heavy for the spot, but eventually was told by Scott’s supporters that he wasn’t in the running.

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  • Citizen August 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Poor Geno. He just couldn’t convince the Governor he was the right person for the job. I bet he’s going around telling everyone he turned the job down or he never intended on seeking the position. We all know what ever he’s saying, it’s a lie. He’s a legend in his own mind. I hope when he finally gets thrown out of Office, he relocates. I don’t even want to see him in the same store I’m in.

  • jp August 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    The peter principle has been reached!

  • Ames August 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I know! Scott’s kinda man, hahaha

  • Mike August 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Correction….Sunshine Law should be “Public Records”

  • Mike August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Let’s see….utter disdain for his constituency, Sunshine law violations, contempt for his fellow county commissioners, multiple boondoggle trips (including Paris) without one penny of results, a failed casino attempt loathed by his constituency, promotor of unrestrained condo development on the key, using inmate friend to levy unfounded claims against the sheriff, unnecessary millions spent on a fire house with a helicopter pad in a county that has no helicopters, a prized sidewalk with foot-deep holes, a house in the district still under disrepair from hurricane Ivan, trying to make permanent the job of a man who hatched a trespassing and breaking and entering of the home of a fellow candidate, a district that looks like a junk heap and anger to the point of breaking a gavel to squelch the views of citizens….and he wasn’t selected?

    Color me surprised.