‘Yes for Jacksonville’ Tuesday fundraiser targets young professionals

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On Tuesday, “young professionals” are invited to Shad Khan‘s suite at EverBank Field for a fundraiser just for them to support “Yes for Jacksonville,” the political committee marketing the pension tax referendum.

Mayor Lenny Curry will be on hand to address the crowd and answer the tough questions about the pension tax referendum.

The suggested minimum donation is $50 a person, a small price to pay to enjoy the amenities of Mr. Khan’s suite.

However, says the invite, there is an unlimited ceiling for donations, personal or corporate.

The event will be sponsored by the Southern Strategy Group, and includes SSG’s Matt Brockelman, SSG office administrator Rebecca Barnes and her husband, John Barnes.

Notable: both Brockelman and John Barnes were former student body presidents at the University of North Florida. John Barnes is actively campaigning for the Duval County Soil and Water Board.

Beyond those three, the host committee includes Chris Warren, governmental affairs director at UNF and ImpactJAX Public Policy Committee chair; Carlo Fassi, who manages the Melissa Nelson campaign for state attorney; Josh Garrison, CEO of Miranda Contracting; Trent Morse, corporate development associate at Florida East Coast Industries; Will Torres, economic development officer at Jacksonville’s OED; and David Ward, general counsel at iMobile3.

Checks should be made out to “YES FOR JACKSONVILLE”; RSVPs to [email protected].

“Yes for Jacksonville” has over $900,000 cash on hand as of June 24’s filing, the last one available on the Duval County Supervisor of Elections website.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski

One comment

  • John S Winkler

    July 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Folks young enough to be actuarially expected to have to pay the proposed sales tax for the whole period from 2030 to 2060! More than most they should go to http://www.just-vote-no.com

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