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Gene Valentino


Lure of Congress

March 14, 2016

The Florida’s First Congressional District rarely has an open seat. When it’s open, the winner is usually an unlikely candidate. Two men represented Northwest Florida for 32 years. Bob Sikes served from Jan. 3, 1963–Jan. 3,…


CollectorSolutions merges with JetPay

March 1, 2016

CollectorSolutions, Inc., the debit and credit card processing company started in 1999 by former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino, has signed a merger agreement with the JetPay Corporation, Berwyn, PA-based provider of ecommerce debit and credit…


Valentino strikes out again

November 30, 2015

A circuit court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino against Inweekly, publisher Rick Outzen, reporter Jeremy Morrison and Doug Underhill. On April 10, Valentino filed the complaint alleging the…


ESCO will seek legal fees and other costs from Valentino

August 11, 2015

After the dismissal of the former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino’s ethics complaints against him and his agency, Sheriff David Morgan told Inweekly that he has directed the attorneys from the Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund…


Valentino for Senate?

April 19, 2015

Many accept that the GOP nomination for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat is wide open. One name that was mentioned over the weekend is former Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The two-term commissioner was considered for the…


In 2008, Consolidation got on our radar

February 14, 2015

The Urge to Merge By Duwayne Escobedo Published Feb. 13, 2008 In 1967, Jacksonville and Duval County moved to consolidate their governments. Three years later in 1970, Pensacola and Escambia County did not. After debate raged…

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Seven Lessons from Underhill victory

August 27, 2014

1. Doug Underhill may have said it best at his campaign celebration last night. “This victory is a message that the people of Escambia County will not tolerate dirty politics.” For weeks, the voters in District…