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Mike Burke's first job: deciding a new mask mandate.

A.G. GancarskiMarch 7, 2018
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The money chase in the Jacksonville City Council at-large group 2 race continues to go Republican Ron Salem‘s way. February saw Salem clear $150,000 cash on hand between hard money and lucre in his “Moving Jacksonville Forward” political committee. Salem brought in $6,800 in new money to his campaign account in February, despite a $1,000 refund […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 13, 2018
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Local Jacksonville candidates continue fundraising for the 2019 elections, and a leit motif is the relative uncompetitiveness of cash dashes thus far. The carnage starts in the race for Sheriff, where new entry Tony Cummings sputtered in his first campaign finance report, bringing in an anemic $525. That’s a car payment, but not nearly enough to […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 12, 2017
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November fundraising in 2019 Jacksonville local races saw resource gaps widen between candidates in competitive races. — Believe in Bill?: In At Large Group 2, where Republican Ron Salem faces fellow Republican, former Mayoral hopeful and two-term Councilman Bill Bishop, Salem’s lead grew last month. Salem raised $9,350 in his ninth month in the race, with donations from […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 30, 2017
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When the Jacksonville media finally begins paying attention to 2019 City Council races, bet that the at-large contest between Bill Bishop and Ron Salem will feature. It has to. Though media turnover on the television side necessarily dictates many TV reporters won’t remember Bishop’s audacious play for mayor in 2015 (an underfunded run that nonetheless garnered 17 […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 13, 2017
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Two recently-filed Republican candidates for Jacksonville City Council seats set the pace for the growing field of hopefuls in October. ____ The biggest haul: District 5 hopeful LeAnna Cumber, who brought in $101,775 last month in her bid to succeed termed-out Lori Boyer. While $12,000 of Cumber’s receipts came from a personal loan, Cumber’s support came from […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 10, 2017
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In September, Jacksonville City Council candidate Randy DeFoor launched her 2019 campaign. Shortly thereafter, DeFoor, a Republican running to replace termed-out Jim Love in District 14. rolled out an all-star roster for a fundraiser. In October, we have an idea of what that fundraiser did; predictably, it brought in big money — $51,850 to be exact. Among those […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 3, 2017
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Former Jacksonville Mayoral candidate Bill Bishop is back in the game — running to serve on the City Council on which he served two terms. WJCT was first to report this. Bishop, a Republican, is running to replace John Crescimbeni, who is termed out in At Large Group 2. His only filed opponent, Republican Ron Salem, has over […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 10, 2017
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Republican Ron Salem, running to replace termed-out John Crescimbeni in the Jacksonville City Council’s At-Large District 2, cleared $30,000 in February. Salem, an establishment favorite, had the kind of donations typically associated with that status. Among the $1,000 donors: local land use lawyer and lobbyist Steve Diebenow, whose wife hosted a Salem “meet and greet”; the Driver, McAfee, Peek […]


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