Tag: Leslie Jean-Bart
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A.G. GancarskiJuly 16, 2018
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5min294
On Monday morning, as District 10 Republican Jacksonville City Councilman Terrance Freeman settled in for his first committee meeting after being named last week to the board, a group of Duval County Democrats is asking for emergency relief from Gov. Rick Scott‘s appointment. If granted, that relief would stop Freeman from taking action as a councilman until legal […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 12, 2018
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8min109
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott chose a Democrat (Ju’Coby Pittman) and Republican (Terrance Freeman) to replace indicted and suspended Jacksonville City Council members, Katrina and Reggie Brown. On Thursday afternoon, in the Jacksonville City Council Chamber, they were sworn in to fill the Browns’ terms, pending resolution of the fraud charges facing them. Yet, more drama is likely to come […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 8, 2017
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2min148
In the wake of a springtime clash between anti-Trump protesters and Jacksonville police officers, a very public clash soon ensued on Facebook between Jacksonville Ethics Commission nominee Leslie Jean-Bart and Fraternal Order of Police head Steve Zona. That clash — which involved, among other things, Jean-Bart defending protesters using the inflammatory phrase “f— the police” by posting […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 27, 2016
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18min541
When 2016 kicked off, the world was different, and our political prognoses reflected those false assurances. We didn’t imagine President Donald Trump on a national level. We figured Hillary Clinton would end up taking on Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio in the general election. And we expected the rhetoric would sound like the previous two or three campaigns. Regarding #jaxpol, we had a pretty good […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 28, 2016
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2min79
Up until now, the approach to campaign finance by Democrat Kim Daniels, running in heavily Democratic House District 14, has been unconventional. Throughout the primary period, Daniels contributed tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign, then refunded it, while eschewing meaningful fundraising. Daniels, a former Jacksonville City Councilwoman, found $10,500 of the establishment money that […]


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