Angela Corey donor moderates candidate forum, doesn’t disclose Corey donation

Angela Corey

A recent forum for 4th circuit state attorney in Jacksonville’s tony Queens Harbor neighborhood was well-attended, with coverage on two television stations and in the Florida Times-Union.

Omitted from any of the write-ups, however: the fact that the forum moderator, Valarie Linnen, gave the campaign of incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey $500 on June 9.

Linnen, despite having donated to one of the candidates, judiciously withheld her endorsement until after she moderated the forum.

No surprise where that endorsement went.

“After personally speaking with each of the three candidates,” Linnen wrote on Facebook, “I support Angela Corey for State Attorney.”

Perhaps her support lapsed between June 10 and the forum date?

When asked by a concerned citizen if she reached the decision before or after she moderated the town hall event with her endorsed candidate and that candidate’s opponents, Linnen wrote: “When I decided is my business.”

For those thinking the chicanery in this campaign ended when the primary was closed by Corey’s campaign manager, think again.

This is, ironically enough, the second debate raising questions about impartiality in this state attorney race.

The first one was earlier this summer. That debate was moderated by Wes White enthusiast Bill Hay, and aired on WBOB AM.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


5 comments

  • Valarie Linnen

    August 13, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I am not a candidate for office and am entitled to my opinion. I brought all three candidates for SAO to Queens Habrour so that the voters could make up their own minds. I said and did nothing that night to promote Angela Corey. Had that been my purpose, I would have invited Ms. Corey only. Shame on FloridaPolitica.com.

    • Angel King

      August 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Question how come when I asked a question about the forum you never responded to me but everyone else you did?

      Why? is it because Im only one person that sont matter because no matter what I do or say will not bring back my daughter. When she was murdered due to continued negligemce by one of Coreys pet investigators on this case that was
      never investigated. There has been no ACCOUNTABILITY in relation to how they could rule this case instantly causing the case to be quickly dismissed as a suicide. This is not the only case. Now here we are 6 years later and now have the evidemce and motive proving murder cover by politically connected drug trafficking people that killed my child after these drug dealers had been informed there was an informant. Needless to say charges dropped once again on these particular politically connected family members. They were advised by a State Attorney they were arrested due to the informant, 34 days later my daughters dead.

      Trust me if these people are not arrested and charged Im dropping names and the whole organizational chart. Although this case was reopened a few years back as it stands open to this date based on other credible evidence aside of what I claim now

      • Angel King

        August 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm

        Question how come when I asked a question about the forum you never responded to me but everyone else you did?

        Why? is it because Im only one person that sont matter because no matter what I do or say will not bring back my daughter. When she was murdered due to continued negligemce by one of Coreys pet investigators on this case that was
        never investigated. There has been no ACCOUNTABILITY in relation to how they could rule this case instantly causing the case to be quickly dismissed as a suicide. This is not the only case. Now here we are 6 years later and now have the evidemce and motive proving murder cover by politically connected drug trafficking people that killed my child after these drug dealers had been informed there was an informant. Needless to say charges dropped once again on these particular politically connected family members. They were advised by a State Attorney they were arrested due to the informant, 34 days later my daughters dead.

        Trust me if these people are not arrested and charged Im dropping names and the whole organizational chart. Although this case was reopened a few years back as it stands open to this date based on other credible evidence aside of what I claim now

        Going way back when Queen Harbor was developed I was the person who designed Queens Harbour logo, signs and vehicle graphics with my daughter Natasha

        JUSTICE FOR
        NATASHA R BOYKIN

        • Angel King

          August 14, 2016 at 7:47 pm

          Question how come when I asked a question about the forum you never responded to me but everyone else you did?

          Why? is it because Im only one person and that dont matter? because no matter what I do or say will not bring back my daughter back.

          When she was murdered due to the continued negligemce by one of Coreys pet investigators on this case that he and the police never investigated. There has been no ACCOUNTABILITY in relation to how they could have possobly ruled this case so instantaneously that caused the case to be quickly dismissed as a suicide. This is not the only case.

          Now here we are 6 years later with current and former FDLE Agents, GBI Agents, 2 Forensic Pathologists, EMT, Fire Marshall and Private Investigators that all claim murder.

          One of the Forensic Pathologists works in Florida. Every complaint we have had to the M.E.C.was squashed by Corey due to her being on the Medical Examiners Commision Panel.

          We now have the evidence and motive proving murder cover by politically connected drug trafficking people that killed my child after these drug dealers had been informed there was an informant. Needless to say charges dropped once again on these particular politically connected family members. They were advised by a State Attorney they were arrested due to the informant, 34 days later my daughters dead.

          Trust me if these people are not arrested and charged Im dropping names and the whole organizational chart. Although this case was reopened a few years back as it stands open to this date based on other credible evidence aside of what I claim now

          Going way back when Queen Harbor was developed I was the person who designed Queens Harbour logo, signs and vehicle graphics with my daughter Natasha

          JUSTICE FOR
          NATASHA R BOYKIN

  • Bill Hay

    August 14, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I take issue with the closing statement that Bill Hay is a Wes White Enthusiast. I have not expressed who I favor….In addition, both Melissa Nelson opponents complimented Me on an unbiased Debate…I am sorry that Melissa feels as though there was a slant.

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