Tag: Florida State Fraternal Order of Police

A.G. GancarskiDecember 22, 2017
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Donors are demanding their money back from former state Senator (and still current candidate for Governor) Jack Latvala. However, the Fraternal Order of Police still stands by its endorsement of the Pinellas senator whose sexual harassment and intimidation became national news. And the next time the police union may review the decision will be in February — weeks […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 21, 2017
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Sen. Jack Latvala is no longer a factor in Tallahassee; his resignation Wednesday sealed that, ending what accusers in two separate independent reports called “decades” of sexual harassment and quid pro quo coercion. However, Jacksonville politics saw prominent players on both sides of the Latvala scandal – and those players will have to deal with each other […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2017
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Update: Jack Latvala resigned from the Senate Wednesday afternoon. In a resignation letter to Senate President Joe Negron, Latvala wrote: “I have never intentionally dishonored my family, my constituents or the Florida Senate. “My political adversaries have latched onto this effort to rid our country of sexual harassment to try to rid the Florida Senate of […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 14, 2017
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On Saturday in Jacksonville, state Sen. Jack Latvala promised a “significant announcement.” And he delivered, with the 22,000 member Florida State Fraternal Order of Police endorsing the Pinellas Republican’s gubernatorial bid. This endorsement, delivered after the FOP State Lodge Board meeting in Jacksonville, wasn’t necessarily surprising; back in August, when Latvala announced his candidacy in Hialeah, […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 16, 2016
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The Charlie Crist campaign announced late Friday afternoon that the Democrat fighting to win Florida’s 13th Congressional District this November has been endorsed by the Florida Professional Firefighters and the Florida State Fraternal Order of Police. “Every day, our firefighters put their lives on the line for the communities they love and serve,” said Jim Tolley, president of […]


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