Tag: George Sheldon
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Staff ReportsSeptember 8, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott ordered flags at half-staff on Saturday for George Sheldon, a longtime children’s advocate and former state official who died last month.  Scott directed the U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, City Hall in Miami, City Hall in Plant City, and at the Capitol in Tallahassee from […]

Peter SchorschAugust 24, 2018

George Sheldon, a longtime children’s advocate and former state official, died Thursday. The 71-year-old’s death was confirmed by J. Christian Minor, executive director of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association. Minor served as his travel aide when Sheldon, a Democrat, ran unsuccessfully against Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2014. “He was always for the kids and […]

Mitch PerryJune 5, 2017

In 2016, Democrats targeted a handful of Florida House districts they believed they could flip from red to blue. One of them was Hillsborough County’s House District 63, where the Florida Democratic Party put some money behind Lisa Montelione in her bid to oust Republican incumbent Shawn Harrison. After a close race, Harrison ultimately prevailed, 51 to 49 […]

Staff ReportsMay 15, 2017

George Sheldon‘s hometown newspaper now has weighed in on the former Florida politico, putting in newsprint the latest ethics woes of the now-director of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services. The Tallahassee Democrat’s Monday edition (online version here), with help from the Chicago Tribune’s estimable reporting of the last few weeks, documented Sheldon’s travails as head of […]

Jim RosicaApril 8, 2016

Longtime Florida journalist and attorney Neil Skene said he has accepted an offer to work for Illinois Children and Family Services Director George Sheldon. Sheldon, a Democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Attorney General Pam Bondi last election, was secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families from 2008-2011. He did not return a call seeking comment. The move […]

Mitch PerryOctober 21, 2015

David Jolly got maximum exposure on Tuesday when he crashed Charlie Crist’s announcement in St. Petersburg where he was running for the CD 13 seat that Jolly is vacating, calling the former Florida Governor a “huckster” and ” a fraud.” Appearing on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Wednesday morning, Jolly showed no signs of ceasing his war of words […]

Associated PressFebruary 2, 2015

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law. Lawyers for Democrat George Sheldon want Scott to turn over detailed information about his various holdings. They also want information on investments controlled by first lady Ann Scott. Scott’s attorneys contend the information […]


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