Tag: Ali Korman Shelton

A.G. GancarskiOctober 18, 2018

Gambling concern bestbet is one of Jacksonville’s most politically connected businesses. Its interests were boosted Thursday when the local Chamber of Commerce weighed in against Amendment 3. Per a media release, passing the amendment “will eliminate local voter control and could retroactively unauthorize existing gambling, putting hundreds of jobs in Jacksonville at risk.” The “unnecessary” […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 7, 2018

Jacksonville’s director of intergovernmental affairs, Ali Korman Shelton, is leaving her position at the end of next week. On Monday, the office of Mayor Lenny Curry revealed the path forward for the team, with one promotion and two internal hires effective May 21. Jordan Elsbury, a previous “30 under 30 rising star of Florida politics” honoree on […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 1, 2018

Jacksonville’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Ali Korman Shelton, is stepping down from her position in City Hall. On Monday, Shelton sent a letter to Mayor Lenny Curry explaining her departure effective later this month. “After much contemplation, and despite the positive future I foresee, it is now time for someone else to serve you, your administration, and […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 30, 2018

After Thursday’s explosive meeting of the Jacksonville City Council’s special committee on JEA, which saw Council President Anna Brosche and Finance Chair Garrett Dennis pillory CEO Paul McElroy over numerous inconsistencies in his testimony, what’s certain is that, at least for Brosche, the questions have only begun. In a 20-minute-plus gaggle Thursday evening, Brosche went into great detail […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 2, 2018

In 2016, Cord Byrd, Clay Yarborough and Jason Fischer overcame competitive GOP primaries to win nominations — despite powerful interests and strong candidates going against each of them in the process. The general elections, in each of their districts, lacked drama: all three beat write-in candidates, garnering over 90 percent of the vote. We asked the […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 19, 2016

When FloridaPolitics.com asked Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman why he introduced a bill to bring slots to Jacksonville via the politically connected bestbet, Bowman’s answer was pragmatic. “It’s about jobs” and the city’s “financial well being,” Bowman said, noting that jobs are created on both the operations side and the maintenance side for the machines. The city will get […]


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