Tag: Charles McBurney

A.G. GancarskiJuly 24, 2018

“Anybody but Charles”: that’s the message from the National Rifle Association regarding former state Rep. Charles McBurney‘s bid for a judgeship in Florida’s 4th Circuit. A mailer in Duval County mailboxes this week reprises a number of charges against McBurney, with the idea of stopping his current electoral bid for a judgeship just as the gun […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 9, 2017

Former State Rep. Charles McBurney opened a campaign account Mar. 1 to start his race for a judgeship in Florida’s 4th Circuit. Currently, McBurney is unopposed for the 2018 election. Of course, last time the Jacksonville Republican was up for a judgeship (via gubernatorial appointment), by appointment in 2016, he faced an opponent more powerful than any […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 21, 2016

Last March, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and members of the Duval delegation convened at Jacksonville’s City Hall, to discuss “what winning looks like.” The city got 90 percent of its appropriations goals. Jacksonville got money for public safety, such as the COPS program, and infrastructure needs, asking for $2 million and getting $1.8 million. And […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 23, 2016

Some big endorsements have fallen in for Dick Kravitz in House District 16 and for Clay Yarborough in HD 12. Kravitz was endorsed by former Jacksonville City Councilman Jack Webb and the man who beat him in a spirited battle in 2011, Matt Schellenberg. Both men bemoaned the tactics used against Kravitz. “Dick Kravitz is a proven leader who has demonstrated […]

Staff ReportsAugust 9, 2016

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Mandy O’Callaghan has stepped down as policy chief for the House Health Quality Subcommittee. Off: Edward Metzger is no longer legislative assistant for Fort Myers Republican Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen. Off: Adam Miller is no longer district […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 1, 2016

The money race through July 22 in Northeast Florida State House races is starting to reveal clear resource gaps in some races and tighter contests in others. As candidates are starting to deploy their resources in earnest, an increasingly important metric is cash on hand. **** House District 11: Sheri Treadwell still leads Donnie Horner […]

Staff ReportsJune 24, 2016

State Rep. Charles McBurney has lost a bid for a Jacksonville-area judgeship, the victim of intense lobbying against him by the National Rifle Association. Gov. Rick Scott‘s office on Friday announced he had instead picked Robert M. Dees, an attorney in private practice, for a spot on the 4th Judicial Circuit. McBurney, a Jacksonville Republican who chaired the House […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 2, 2016

Rep. Charles McBurney has been the target of a concerted email campaign from National Rifle Association members, who seek to ensure that the termed-out Jacksonville Republican doesn’t become a judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit, encompassing Duval, Clay, and Nassau Counties McBurney is firing back, asking supporters to contact Gov. Rick Scott, to advocate for his ascension to a judgeship. […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 31, 2016

Termed-out Jacksonville Rep. Charles McBurney is in the running for a judgeship. In light of that, and vociferous opposition from the National Rifle Association, McBurney is asking for support from those who know him best. McBurney points out “a vacancy on the Circuit Court here in the 4th Judicial Circuit (Duval, Nassau and Clay counties) due to the appointment of […]


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