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Marie Young

Escambia County News Politics

Touart’s Return

November 1, 2012

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former…

Escambia County News Politics

The Randy Conversation

September 12, 2012

The parameters of a discussion regarding Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver’s contract remain a mystery. The county commission is scheduled to take up the matter during tomorrow’s work session. “I guess we’ll find out tomorrow,” Commissioner…

Escambia County News Politics

Commissioners Face Gibbs Alone

May 1, 2012

Three Escambia County Commissioners facing individual lawsuits may be on their own. The lawsuits stem from decisions each commissioner made in an official capacity. “I don’t know how the board plans to proceed on this point,”…

Escambia County News Politics

Commissioners at the Rodeo

December 29, 2011

After losing his job following a brief and controversial stint with the Escambia County Equestrian Center, Forrest Gibbs is suing three county commissioners. The officials, he contends, interfered with his job and caused his firing. While…


What to expect in the mayor’s race

August 25, 2010

Conventional political wisdom says that an incumbent must have 45 percent of the primary vote to win a run-off. If this holds true, then Mike Wiggins is in trouble. However, there are a few mitigating factors:…

News Politics

What can one council member do?

February 26, 2010

What can a council member do about crime in her district? Ask Maren DeWeese. For years, her neighborhoods have avoided the Bluffs park on Scenic Highway because of sexual activity happening at that park. It was…

Pensacola Politics

Buzz: Other races

January 21, 2010

. 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…

Escambia County Politics

Why the county has sealed bids

January 14, 2010

Why is the sealed bid process so sacred? Because Escambia County has a history of backroom deals and preferential treatment for certain contractors. It wasn’t that long ago when four county commissioners were removed from office…

Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Jerralds wants Young’s seat

September 29, 2009

The word that I keep hearing is that Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds is seriously thinking about running for Marie Young’s County Commmission seat. Young told several people during her last campaign that this would be…


BTW: Patels wrote more checks to BOCC

December 5, 2008

Did a little more digging on the campaign contributions to the incumbent Escambia County Commissioners. The Patels, who have proposed the electric car factory in Century, has contributed to the campaigns of Marie Young ($500) and…


White and Young win big

August 27, 2008

While the prevailing sentiment appears to be “vote the bums out,” Marie Young and Kevin White won handily in crowded fields. Both had huge leads among the absentees and early voters, and they held on to…


The world turns…

June 6, 2008

On May 22, I wrote in Outtakes (Tall Tales) that Mike Whitehead should resign as the chairman of the Escambia County Commission. Last night – June 5 – he did. I had no idea that Whitehead…


Notes: BCC 6.05.08

June 6, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Meeting June 5, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. All commissioners were present. “I am going to go off the…