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SAO reports to be issued soon

Spoke with assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille yesterday on his investigations into the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Marcille said the Arts Council investigation should be finished in the next week or so and that Valentino's will done soon [...]

Bingo casino fight

Bingo casino fight

The state of Alabama is fighting over bingo casinos. Many of the players on the pro-gambling side are the same ones involved in Keefer/Valentino plan to bring bingo casinos to Perdido Key. According to the Mobile Press Register, "The heavy artillery is rolling out in Alabama's bingo war, with [...]

Page has phone records

Page has phone records

Jamie Page has a solid investigative piece in Sunday’s daily paper. Through public records requests, Page got the cell phone records and message logs from the Escambia Commissioners. There are four troubling points about this fiasco. 1. All the commissioners--Grover Robinson, Wilson [...]

Buzz: Other races

Buzz: Other races

. Some locals have been hoping that another Republican would jump into the State Senate race that now has Greg Evers, Dave Murzin and Mike Hill. The name that I heard most often was former Escambia County Commissioner Janice Gilley, but with the state GOP firmly behind Evers, a Gilley campaign [...]

Videos on Maplewood bid

Videos on Maplewood bid

Here are the comments from the different commissioners on the motion to reverse the re-bid of the Maplewood drainage project: KEVIN WHITE: GROVER ROBINSON: GENE VALENTINO: WILSON ROBERTSON: DISCUSSION ON THE SEALED BID PROCESS:

Valentino/Roads remix (updated)

Valentino/Roads remix (updated)

So here is what we have with the Maplewoods drainage project: 1. Bids are open Nov. 18. Gulf Equipment is the low bidder at $1,768,621. Purchasing Department prepares recommendation for Gulf to be awarded the contract. 2. Commissioner Gene Valentino holds a 45-minute meeting with Cody Rawson [...]

Valentino backtracks…too little, too late?

Valentino backtracks…too little, too late?

Escambia Commissioner Gene Valentino has a problem. He can't get his stories straight, according to the PNJ. We know that he met with Cody Rawson of Roads, Inc in November 2009 in his commissioner office. If Valentino discussed the Maplewoods Drainage bid, then the commissioner may have [...]

Did Valentino solicit campaign contributions from his office?

The Florida Statutes state it is illegal for an elected official to solicit campaign contributions from his government office. PNJ reporter Jamie Page reports on his blog that Comm. Gene Valentino told him that he met with Cody Rawson in the commissioner's office to solicit campaign support from [...]

Bid integrity

Bid integrity

There are four hot topics being discussed around town: Malcolm Thomas and the Brownsville Middle School fiasco Consolidation - what will happen next? Victor Steen case - $10 million lawsuit and the coroner's inquest Escambia County Commission throwing out Maplewood bids In our small [...]

Valentino raises $14K in last qtr

Valentino raises $14K in last qtr

Commissioner Gene Valentino has submitted his campaign finance report for the fourth quarter of 2009. He loaned his campaign $1,000 and raised an additional $13,310 from 113 contributors. His bigger contributor is Julian MacQueen through his companies with $1,500 from Perdido Cove RV ($500), [...]

Valentino to back new arts group

Valentino to back new arts group

According to today's PNJ, Commissioner Gene Valentino will introduce a resolution at the BOCC's Jan. 7 meeting to cease funding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and will instead support giving the allocation to a new all-volunteer group, Arts, Culture and Entertainment (ACE), which will be [...]

Valentino gains another opponent

Karen Sindel has filed to run against Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino in 2010. Valentino now faces five opponents in the Republican primary, including former County Administrator George Touart, Andy Kowalski and Robert Kelley.

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