Tag: Florida House District 16

A.G. GancarskiMay 7, 2018

House District 16, a seat on the Southside of Jacksonville, is a reliably Republican seat. The district leans Republican with a 55,593 to 35,171 voter registration advantage over Democrats, according to LobbyTools. Rep. Jason Fischer faced no Democratic opposition in 2016. And predecessor Charles McBurney had the same luck. 2018 is a different matter, however, with Ken Organes […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 1, 2016

One of the most compelling races in Northeast Florida this summer was the race for the House District 16 GOP nomination between Jason Fischer and Dick Kravitz. Fischer vs. Kravitz: a battle of closed fists and brass knuckles; charges and countercharges; character assassination, and social media excoriation. In other words, it was good politics and great theater. 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 […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 17, 2016

When it comes to House District 16 Republican Dick Kravitz and the NRA, Kravitz must feel he’s being graded on a curve. Kravitz posted a flyer to his Facebook page touting an A-plus rating earlier Wednesday. The trouble is, the National Rifle Association didn’t give him an A-plus this year. And double trouble: Kravitz has already […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 8, 2016

FloridaPolitics.com’s weekly look at State House campaign fundraising in the Jacksonville area races for the state Legislature reveals more spending than donor outreach. **** House District 11: Sheri Treadwell, Cord Byrd, and Donnie Horner are all pretty close in cash-on-hand at this point. Treadwell, the leading fundraiser in this race, has just over $46,000 on hand, with $5,005 raised […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 27, 2016

Endorsements continue to pile up for Northeast Florida candidates as the Aug. 30 primary date in state House and U.S. House races approaches. — In the GOP race in Congressional District 4, Lake Ray scored an endorsement from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, along with the National Realtor Association and Florida Realtors. “Lake Ray is a proven […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 19, 2016

In Northeast Florida state House races, endorsements from builders, contractors, police and fire unions, the NRA, and social conservative groups have been rolled out in recent days. Below are just a few. **** On Tuesday, the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida First Coast Chapter rolled out endorsements in competitive state House races. The favored candidates […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 7, 2016

One of the most compelling debates in Northeast Florida this campaign season occurred Wednesday in Jacksonville in the House District 16 GOP race. Jason Fischer, who resigned his school board seat last month, faced off against Dick Kravitz, a political perennial who once was general manager for Jacksonville’s World Football Leagueteam, and who has been in elected politics since […]


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