Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces endorsements
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Among the most prized industry endorsements of candidates in Northeast Florida: those from NEFAR, aka the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. has received a list of the endorsements made thus far.

In the state Senate races, there are no real surprises. Incumbents Aaron BeanRob BradleyAudrey Gibson, and Travis Hutson got the nod in Senate Districts 4, 5, 6 and 7 respectively.

In Senate District 8’s race between Republican Keith Perry and Democrat Rod Smith, NEFAR communication director Melanie Green tells us the group is still mulling a decision.

In Northeast Florida House races, meanwhile, the trend tends to be toward established commodities … though there are some exceptions.

In HD 11’s GOP primary, NEFAR chose Cord Byrd over more heavily financed candidates in the race, such as Sheri Treadwell and Donnie Horner.

In HD 12’s GOP primary, former two-term Jacksonville City Councilman Clay Yarborough got the nod in a crowded field that includes two other former Councilmen, Richard Clark and Don Redman, along with current Council assistant Terrance Freeman and elder care lawyer Mark MacLean.

Yarborough, who by most accounts is winning the grassroots battle in the district, had this to say:

“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. NEFAR’s 6,500 members know, as I do, that Florida’s economy can continue to thrive only if small businesses can succeed and grow. This is what I worked for on the City Council and what I will continue to work for in Tallahassee.”

In the HD 14 Democratic primary, former state legislator Terry Fields got the nod over former Councilwoman Kim Daniels and trial lawyer Leslie Jean-Bart.

Jay Fant is likely to be the only name on the ballot in HD 15, and the Avondale incumbent picked up the NEFAR endorsement.

In HD 16, another veteran hand, former Councilman Dick Kravitz, got backing over Jason Fischer.

In HDs 17, 18 and 24, GOP incumbents Cyndi StevensonTravis Cummings, and Paul Renner scored an endorsement, as each candidate breezes to almost-certain re-election.

In HD 19, a mild surprise: former RPOF Chair Leslie Dougher, under-financed comparatively speaking, got backing over money leader Katherine Van Zant.

HD 13, where Reggie Fullwood looks to be in political trouble, has no endorsement as of yet.

Candidate screenings are still pending for Florida’s 4th Congressional District, and for local races, which will be rendered in June.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski

One comment

  • Gary L. Koniz

    April 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    The Fiat Money Bill
    It is certainly clear to us all that our modern day Government needs more Income Revenues in
    Public Responsibility to maintain itself than it is capable of taking-in under basic Supply and
    Demand GNDP Taxation. And it is also clear that we cannot continue to incur untenable and catastrophic Nation Debt to inadequately supply this Fiscal Deficit Yearly Shortfall. To what, that “Fiat Issue,” based upon the Full Faith in integrity of The United States and Its Amassed Wealth and Resources, and Issued Directly from the U.S. Treasury, is the only Logical Solution.

    Full Faith Certificate Issue to meet the needs of our Government and to Provide for the Public Well-Being; is to be respected in Sound Economic Recovery Policy, as “Legitimate Currency,” to augment any Federal Deficit Budget Shortfall; to meet Federal Payroll Necessities, Provide Work for the Nation’s Unemployed, Fund for Disaster Relief, and for other Emergency Crisis Issues affecting; Education, the Environment, and U.S. Agriculture, and is to Augment failing City and State Budgets in their own regard in yearly contingency. Fiat Issue is not designed to replace “Hard Currency,” for the purchase of Goods and Services in the Private Sector; that is derived from the Nation’s Gross National/Domestic Product Taxation, GNDP; to what the Value of our U.S. Dollars is configured. Hard Currency is to be used in all U.S. money transactions with Private Sector Contractors, Foreign Governments, and for the Repayment of our National Debt. Sound Economic Analysis calculates that 1/4 (One Forth) of the Nation’s yearly Budget can be replaced with Full Faith Fiat Issue without harm to the Value of the Dollar; (and that will be “Reabsorbed,” back into the Federal, State, and Municipal Treasuries by taxation to further “Strengthen” our U.S. Budgetary Future;) and as well as to provide Needed Economic Stimulus.
    a. We, acting together as a Nation, are to therefore Draft and Initiate an Immediate Resolution by Legislative Order for the Timely Use of Full Faith Certificate Issue to meet these needs in crisis.
    b. In furthering the conditions in requirement to the use of Fiat Issue Currency Generation, to be issue directly from The U.S. Treasury, it is also to be reasoned that in order to promote the general well-being and to preclude runaway inflation as a result, termed Hyper-Inflation, occurring by the regular and periodic releases of Primary Issue Currency, named Full Faith Certificate, that The Nation’s Federal Reserve is to establish and to maintain in regulation by its Policy Directives Enforced, to The Federalized Standardization of The Wage/Price Index.
    c. This measure is to be conducted and carried out by strict and binding Federally Mediated Arbitration in the year to year, conditioned to regulate and stabilize The Nation‘s Wages, by uniform parity agreement based to The Federal Government’s (GS) General Schedule Wage Standards, to cover Every Worker In America, and else way by special arrangement of Union Negotiated Wage Scales specifically conducted, to set the yearly wages for each category of employment to exist in America, in index of The Prevailing Wage Standards of The Federal Government, to be set and monitored for to coincide with each sector of private employment categories. Prevailing Wages for each Job Description to exist are to be posted by The United States Department of Labor; which is to be charged with the responsibility for enforcement.
    d. This measure in condition is also to regulate for a Fair Price Index Agreement, [To Be Named in Federal Government Terms of Safeguarding The Public Well-Being under the Classification of, “Imminent Domaine;”] to concern with Government Supervision to every Cost Essential Necessity To Survival of the Public Demand in the critical and necessary vital interests of the public need, to do with; Food, Shelter, clothing, Fuel, Transportation, Household Necessities, Vital Utilities Services, Insurance, (in particular), Medical and Dental Services, (in particular), and other necessary Cost Essentials. And what does not specify for any luxury items to be included. The Price Indexing to these Cost of Living Essentials are To Be Regulated by yearly Mediation, as with the Wage Index in similar cognition; as Telecommunications, Public Utilities, The Postal Service, and Public Transportation Services Are Monitored, and conceived to have License To Operate, “In The Public Interest,” under Federal Government Supervision.
    e. These matters in Wage/Price Regulation are Not To Be Confused with the idea of “Socialism” or “Communism;” but to the meaning of Fair Trade Capitalism of a Free World Economy; that excludes to the potential and expression of Exploitation of any form to occur; whether it be to the Wages Paid to Workers in order for them to survive the Cost of Living, or to the Pricing of the Goods and Services to what that this Survival Depends. These matters are emphatically stated.
    f. It needs to be understood in this context that our modern day and aggressive society cannot endure to survive in the total context of its arrangement without Government Regulations to exist over the entirety of the public demeanor. For instance: Traffic Lights, Stop Signs, Speed Limits, and other Rules of the Road set in place to prevent chaos and to protect and the rights and the safety of the public from otherwise irrational persons; and as are other Government Regulations that cannot be disputed such as; Airport Security and other Mass Transportation Security, that are otherwise necessary and accepted Government Regulations over the public conduct that are set in place for the public good, and deemed necessary to the overall public safety. And the list goes-on concerning the Regulations; of the Environmental Protection Agency for Clean Air, Water, and Soil, in the concern to the overall Environment, for the health and well- being of Animal and Aquatic Life, and the Vegetation, and as well for the sake of Human Life in the vital interests for the Public’s Health; as with The Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Federal Aviation Administration regarding Air Safety to prevent midair collisions is another undisputed Necessary Regulatory Agency. And as well as with the Penal and Civil Laws that are set in Place to Protect the Public from Criminals, and for the Department of Homeland Defense to Terrorism.
    g. So, it is to be understood in this context, that Regulations over the Survival of the Public Good, such that are Set In Place in concern for Well Ordered Arrangement of our entire U.S. Economy, concerning to How The United States Economy is to function on into its future, as a Government of the People, by the People, and for the People, are necessary To Prevent One Element of Society from Taking Advantage over another Segment in the matters of Survival.
    h. A clean and respectful Model Society is what is ordered for to occur here in our America. That cannot remain on to be the way it is in an Anarchy of Economic Free-For-All Laissez Faire Upper Class Dominated Economics; with the Lower Class suffering in dominatingly imposed ideology being ruled over and subordinated over by the moneyed elite in ruthless exploitation. Fair Trade, Non-Exploitative, “Good Old Fashioned American Capitalism,” Is What We Need Here; although, the term “Old Fashioned” is a polite rallying colloquialism and does not apply.

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