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Valentino for Senate?

Valentino for Senate?

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 Lt. Governer when Jennifer Carroll stepped down, but Gov. Rick [...]

In 2008, Consolidation got on our radar

In 2008, Consolidation got on our radar

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 almost two and a half years, 84,261 Jacksonville-Duval [...]

State Attorney finds Underhill committed no violation

State Attorney finds Underhill committed no violation

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that his office has completed its review of a complaint alleging that Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill violated the Florida Sunshine Law. Based on thereview, it has been determined that no violation has occurred. His office will take no further [...]

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Sheriff David Morgan sent the Florida Ethics Commission his formal response to ex-County Commissioner Gene Valentino's complaint against him. Of the four complaints made by Valentino, the one that has received the most attention in the media concerns is a voice message the sheriff left the [...]

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Weekend Buzz:  Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Uncertain Future The topics of discussion for some this weekend were the federal grand jury investigation of the Hayward administration and what will happen at the county now that Commissioner Gene Valentino is a lame duck. Hayward discussions are divided into two camps. Supporters argue that [...]

Seven Lessons from Underhill victory

Seven Lessons from Underhill victory

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 2 were hit with illegal campaign mailers that did not identify the person(s) paying for [...]

District 2 Showdown: Valentino and Underhill interviewed

District 2 Showdown: Valentino and Underhill interviewed

The hottest local primary race is the GOP primary for Escambia County Commissioner, District 2. Two-term incumbent Gene Valentino faces off against Doug Underhill. Inweekly interviewed both candidates. You can learn more about each on their websites - Valentino and Underhill. Why [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

What the heck is going on in the District 2 GOP primary

What the heck is going on in the District 2 GOP primary

Illegal robo calls and glossy mailers, neither identify the PAC or person paying for them. The mailers even have postage stamps so that no one can track who mailed them or how many were sent out. All this is done to discredit a candidate who was a virtual unknown two months ago, a man running [...]

Bus union endorses Valentino and Lowery

Bus union endorses Valentino and Lowery

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 which represents the Escambia County Area Transit and Escambia County Community Transportation workers and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1771 which represents the classified blue collar County workers under the Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County [...]

Evers endorses Valentino

Evers endorses Valentino

I just received an endorsement letter from State Senator Greg Evers for Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino, who is battling Doug Underhill in the District 2 race. Evers wrote, "I have worked with Gene tirelessly in Tallahassee over the last eight years and I know his work ethic is very [...]

Valentino campaign denies any connection to robocalls

Valentino campaign denies any connection to robocalls

Press Release: The Gene Valentino Campaign is totally unaware of who is in charge or who is involved in creating and releasing these robo calls. Gene, and his supporters, look forward to continuing a clean campaign and letting the community know how much District 2 has achieved and there is so much [...]

Another Robocall for District 2 (audio link fixed)

Another Robocall for District 2 (audio link fixed)

Escambia County District 2 voters have been hit with another illegal, anonymous automated phone call attacking Doug Underhill. Underhill is running against Gene Valentino, who is seeking a third term. All the negative phone calls have focused on Underhill, none on Valentino. According to his [...]

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