Tag: Johnny Gaffney
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Image via AP.

A.G. GancarskiJune 7, 2016

The Democratic primary for House District 14 got even more interesting Monday, with Donald Gaffney getting into the race. Gaffney’s entry into the race was first reported by the Florida Times-Union. Gaffney, a former Jacksonville Councilman and state legislator, had his legislative career truncated in 1988 when he was convicted of four counts of mail fraud. The […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 18, 2016

Of late, Jacksonville media has been trying to reconcile what seemed to be a pro-HRO expansion position during the 2015 campaign with more muted support by candidates this time around. Councilwoman Katrina Brown was one candidate identified as pro-HRO expansion, according to comments she made to The Florida Times-Union last year, that were given a new […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 12, 2016

On Monday, incumbent Jacksonville Democrat Reggie Fullwood filed for re-election in HD 13. The two-term former City Councilman was elected to the House via Special Election last February, after a pitched primary battle against another former Councilman, Johnny Gaffney. As the only filed candidate in a safe Democratic seat, no such drama should ensue this time around.

A.G. GancarskiNovember 5, 2015

Arguably the most monumental election of Tuesday night, for those in Northeast Florida, wasn’t the St. Johns County Sales Tax referendum, but half a continent away: Houston voters rejected their city’s equal rights ordinance. The margin wasn’t close: 61 to 39 percent. The issue had been into a so-called “bathroom ordinance,” with opponents somehow reducing […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 12, 2015

During the 2015 Jacksonville campaign, District 7 Councilman Reggie Gaffney was identified by the Florida Family Action PAC as opposing the Human Rights Ordinance applying to LGBT people. Turns out the PAC got it wrong. “On the issue of the HRO Councilman Gaffney believes in equality,” Gaffney posted to his Facebook page on Monday. “The mailer […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 6, 2015

One of the hallmarks of the Lenny Curry administration thus far has been increasing the transparency of the process, which many people both covering City Hall and working inside it thought was necessary. The downside: It makes events like Thursday’s presentation of transition subcommittee reports, the culmination of a process begun shortly after Curry’s election, necessarily […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 30, 2015

As Jacksonville’s City Council wrestles with Mayor Lenny Curry’s first budget, most of what the mayor wants is clear. However, one question I’ve heard from people both in and outside the St. James Building regards more specifics about the Jacksonville Journey budget. The proposed budget is almost $5.1 million, up from a little more than $2 […]


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