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Gene Valentino

Escambia County Politics

Valentino raises $14K in last qtr

January 9, 2010

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…

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Valentino to back new arts group

December 30, 2009

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…

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Valentino gains another opponent

November 2, 2009

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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Valentino will run for re-election

October 7, 2009

Yesterday, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino filed to run again for his District 2 seat. The incumbent already has two opponents, Robert Kelley and Andy Kowalski, in the 2010 Republican primary. Former County Administrator George Touart…

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Valentino fined

August 27, 2009

This morning Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino pleaded no contest this morning to a noncriminal violation of the state‚Äôs public records law. Actually it was his attorney, Ed Fleming that entered the written plea through his…

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Valentino misused chairmanship

August 20, 2009

Please look at pages of 20-22 of the emails that the State Attorney’s Office found on Commissioner Gene Valentino’s laptop. You will see where bingo casino developer Cy Keefer of Dallas, Texas drafted a letter for…

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Valentino’s response

August 19, 2009

On August 17, Commissioner Valentino’s issued this response to the State Attorney’s reports on the Sunshine Law and public records investigations – read. Gene has chosen to emphasize certain words: BASELESS ALLEGATION — FALSE. The State…

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The emails that Valentino hid

August 19, 2009

During the State Attorney’s investigation of Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino an additional 40 emails concerning the proposed bingo casino for Perdido Key were found. Some we already have seen, but there are still a few…


Buzz: U.S. Senator Valentino?

August 14, 2009

I spoke with people in Gov. Charlie Crist’s administration about who is on the short list to appointed U.S. senator now that Mel Martinez is stepping down. Surprisingly Crist will not appoint himself. No one would…

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Valentino refuses to apologize

August 13, 2009

In a statement released to the daily newspaper, Commissioner Gene Valentino refuses to take responsibility or apologize for his public records violations. Instead he blames the people who asked for the records and their attorney “who…