Tag: Jason Brodeur
The National guard is staying around a bit longer. Image via AP.

Drew WilsonSeptember 25, 2017

Republican David Smith announced Monday that he had landed endorsements from the mayors of four Seminole County cities for his House District 28 campaign. Smith, who qualified for the ballot via petition last week, earned the support of Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere, Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey, Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett and Longwood Mayor Joe […]

Scott PowersSeptember 19, 2017

Duke Energy not only missed its deadlines for restoring power in Seminole and Orange counties and elsewhere but glitches in its information system provided little and often wrong information to customers, leading its lobbyist to apologize and promise better to Seminole’s lawmakers Tuesday morning. Duke, once faced with 1.3 million customers without power following Hurricane […]

Scott PowersSeptember 19, 2017

Winter Springs Republican David Smith announced Tuesday he has gathered enough certified petition signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot running for Seminole County-based House District 28. Smith, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel and business consultant, is running to replace Republican state Rep. Jason Brodeur, who is running for the Florida Senate. There are […]

Scott PowersSeptember 18, 2017

Seminole County Florida lawmakers have sent a protest letter to Duke Energy for not meeting its electricity restoration goals and state Rep. Bob Cortes has asked Duke officials to attend a county delegation meeting Tuesday to look into delays. “Eight days after Hurricane Irma blew through our districts, the struggle for residents and businesses to […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 24, 2017

Whether Democratic state Rep. Daisy Baez actually lives in South Florida’s House District 114 will be investigated by a select House subcommittee on member conduct. A Thursday memo from Speaker Richard Corcoran agreed there is “probable cause” for an inquiry, in response to an earlier memo earlier from Rep. Larry Metz, chair of the Public Integrity and Ethics Committee. The […]

Scott PowersJuly 7, 2017

Faced with a potentially-serious Republican nomination challenger, David Smith dropped another $25,000 loan into his campaign for what will be an open seat in Florida House District 28. Smith’s June 30 loan was augmented by $2,963 in fundraising in June, giving him $100,855 in total contributions and loans. He had primed his campaign when he […]

Scott PowersJune 21, 2017

Interparty, cross-house fighting over the controversial education omnibus bill House Bill 7069 is not yet over, nor are efforts to stop provisions that could spell death sentences to underperforming public schools, Republican state Sen. Dave Simmons vowed Wednesday. And the bill might face a legal challenge led by state Sen. Gary Farmer, a Parkland Republican […]

Staff ReportsJune 5, 2017

A disgruntled former employee opened fire inside a Florida awning manufacturer on Monday, killing five workers there and then killing himself, officials said. The gunman was armed with a knife and a gun but did not stab anyone, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said during a news conference. Demings said the shooter —  who had […]


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