Tag: Jacksonville Association of Firefighters
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A.G. GancarskiJanuary 7, 2019

In a move that may or may not lend credence to rumors that he is running for Jacksonville Mayor in 2019, Democratic City Councilman Garrett Dennis demanded a tranche of records from Republican Mayor Lenny Curry last month. Dennis wanted “expedited attention” for his request for information, including secondary  employment forms for mayor’s office employees, non-payroll payments to city […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 23, 2018

Democrat Tracye Polson is still waiting to find out which of three Republicans will emerge from the August primary to face her in the House District 15 race. But she doesn’t have to wait any longer for the endorsement of one of Jacksonville’s most influential public sector unions. The Jacksonville Association of Firefighters gave its imprimatur […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 6, 2017

The Jacksonville Association of Firefighters political committee generally flies below the radar, but — as in September — sometimes makes some interesting moves outside Duval. The committee contributed $1,000 each to four city commission hopefuls — two in Miami, two in Orlando. And of those four, there are stories that are worth telling to audiences […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 13, 2016

In a signal of how important the pension-tax referendum is to Jacksonville’s public safety sector, the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters had the biggest donation of any group to “Yes for Jacksonville,” the political committee marketing the referendum to authorize a half-cent sales tax extension to address the $2.8 billion unfunded pension liability, in the most […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 27, 2016

Florida House District 13 incumbent Democrat Reggie Fullwood was left for dead, politically speaking, not too long ago. With a federal trial on 14 counts pending, Fullwood drew Democratic and Republican challengers alike in his solidly Democratic Jacksonville seat. Now, however, Fullwood appears to have overcome those issues to some degree. After a hearing last week in which […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2015

Despite running unopposed, Jacksonville Republican Representative Jay Fant understands the importance of fundraising; October, with $19,700 brought in, was his best month in the current cycle. Maxing out: the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters; Florida Blue; John Rood’s Vestcor; Florida Medical Association PAC; Florida CPA PAC; Florida East Coast Industries; the Peyton family’s Gate Petroleum; and […]


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