Tag: John Rood

A.G. GancarskiOctober 28, 2016

Ending a period of two months without contributions, the political committee of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry broke that dormancy during the most recent reporting period. “Build Something That Lasts” collected $8,500 from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21; all contributions were made on Oct. 20. Among the contributors: US Assure — an insurance company helmed by Ty Petway, one of the […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 12, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott made two appointments and one reappointment last week to the board of Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private economic development organization. Sonya Deen Hartley, 45, of Fort Lauderdale, was appointed for a three-year term running from now until September 2019. She takes the place of Christopher Kise. Hartley, a vice president with JM Family […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 20, 2016

Looks like gambling executive Jamie Shelton will be the city of Jacksonville’s “best bet” to replace John Rood on the JAXPORT board. The office of Mayor Lenny Curry will be advancing his name to replace Rood, multiple sources in the mayor’s office confirmed. “Jamie will bring a great deal of experience to the JAXPORT Board,” said Curry. “His […]

Phil AmmannJuly 8, 2016

After less than two weeks, Marco Rubio’s re-election campaign is showing major momentum. Politico is reporting Rubio has flexed his fundraising muscle with more than $2.1 million raised since re-entering the race, according to an email Friday morning to supporters. “Thanks to a tremendous effort led by Ambassador John Rood and several others,” wrote Rubio finance […]

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 […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 23, 2015

Don’t expect to see Marty Fiorentino, Peter Rummell, John Rood, Ed Burr, Steve Diebenow or Ty Petway at Jacksonville’s City Council meeting on Tuesday. Those names, and those of a couple of dozen other #jaxpol heavy hitters, are on the committee for a Jeb Bush fundraiser at Grape and Grain in San Marco Tuesday evening at 5:30. We reported first on […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 22, 2015

Expect an appointment heavy agenda at Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting, as the Lenny Curry administration introduces nine appointments via the following bills. 2015-602: Jacksonville Port Authority – Appointment of John Rood 2015-603: Jacksonville Aviation Authority – Appointment of Jay Demetree 2015-604: Jacksonville Aviation Authority – Appointment of Russell Thomas 2015-605: Art in Public Places – Appointment […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 20, 2015

As the Lenny Curry administration settles in, new appointees look to be advanced to various boards in the coming weeks. Mary Harvey and Lea Mahan are being advanced as a possible member of the Art in Public Places committee. Russ Thomas and Jay Demetree are potential appointees to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. John Rood, a key supporter of Curry during his campaign, […]


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