Tag: First Coast Values
Local muralist Candy Miller, left, embraces Ana Kapel, the manager of the Pier Peddler, a gift shop that sold women's fashions, as she becomes emotional at the site of what used to be the store on the island of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane on the southwest coast of Florida. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 29, 2016

Fourth Circuit State Attorney-elect Melissa Nelson scored a resounding victory over incumbent Angela Corey in the GOP primary at the end of August. Though she has no general election opposition, Nelson’s political committee, “First Coast Values”, continues to raise and spend copiously. Since the end of August, “First Coast Values” has raised, in total, $138,800. First […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 15, 2016

With the Aug. 30 primary approaching in northeast Florida’s 4th Circuit race for state attorney, the financial reports still tell the same story: Melissa Nelson has more resources at her disposal than incumbent Angela Corey and challenger Wes White combined. In hard money, Nelson has raised nearly $400,000, with another $642,800 in her “First Coast Values” political committee. […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 4, 2016

A new, brutal attack ad targeting Melissa Nelson has been launched from “Citizens for Justice,” a PAC supportive of Angela Corey. A third candidate in the race, Wes White, has piggybacked on the hit with sponsored Facebook posts pointing to the ad. The ad incorporates uncorroborated claims made by White in a letter to Corey requesting a grand jury investigation of the Nelson […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 3, 2016

“First Coast Values,” the political committee supporting Melissa Nelson in the 4th Circuit State Attorney race, has delivered a devastating mailer in Northeast Florida mailboxes. The subject? Angela Corey. The contention? That for the “career politician” who occupies the state attorney’s office, “eight long profitable years” is enough. The mailer describes Corey as a “failed prosecutor” and […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 28, 2016

“First Coast Values,” the political committee for 4th Circuit State Attorney candidate Melissa Nelson, raked in $89,000 in its most recent week of fundraising, from July 16 to July 22. The money came from five donors, with three of them — former Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver, charter school magnate Gary Chartrand, and John Baker — giving $25,000 each. Nelson’s committee has […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 25, 2016

Two high-profile Jacksonville political committees had slow fundraising weeks in their most recent reporting periods. “Build Something That Lasts,” a political committee associated with Mayor Lenny Curry, and “First Coast Values,” associated with Melissa Nelson, a Republican candidate for state attorney in the 4th judicial circuit, each saw no fundraising during the most recent reporting period, between […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 20, 2016

Much has been made of the political committee of 4th Circuit State Attorney candidate Melissa Nelson. “First Coast Values,” Nelson’s committee, has advertised heavily on television in recent weeks. The committee has raised $541,000 and has $174,000 of it on hand thus far. However, “First Coast Values” is not the only political committee operating in the […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 15, 2016

In the two weeks from June 25 to July 8, 4th Circuit State Attorney candidate Melissa Nelson raised $166,000 in hard money combined with political committee money. The political committee, “First Coast Values,” brought in $150,000 of that sum, with $25,000 donations from Wayne Hogan, Wayne Weaver, Gary Chartrand, and Lawrence Dubow leading the way. The committee has $176,000 cash […]


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