Tag: Ray Pilon
Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin gives his closing remarks on his bill HB 1, known as the "anti-riot bill" during a House session before the bill passed at the Capitol.

Drew WilsonFebruary 27, 2018

Former Rep. Ray Pilon is planning a return to the Legislature, but it isn’t due to the seismic shakeup caused by U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney’s announcement that he won’t run for re-election. The Sarasota Republican said in an email to Florida Politics that he plans to file for House District 72, the seat he held […]

News Service Of FloridaJanuary 19, 2018

State Sen. Kelli Stargel wants “fitness” for office to be considered as background checks are conducted on 18 people, including some current and former lawmakers, who will be interviewed for an open seat on the Florida Public Service Commission. A Lakeland Republican and chairwoman of the Public Service Commission Nominating Council, Stargel said investigations into […]

News Service Of FloridaJanuary 12, 2018

Three former state lawmakers and University of Central Florida trustee are among the applicants vying to fill a Public Service Commission seat left vacant when Gov. Rick Scott’s appointee withdrew last month following a sexual misconduct allegation. Also applying is the long-time advisor to the last occupant of the $132,000-a-year post. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council is […]

Mitch PerryAugust 30, 2016

House District 72 Republican candidate Alex Miller has responded to criticism of the television ad touting her candidacy. She says if she wins Tuesday’s Republican primary, she’ll change it for the general election. Miller is a medical company executive running against veteran local TV news anchor John Hill for the District 72 seat, which covers north Sarasota […]


Enterprise Florida is making an appearance in the Senate District 23 race. A new ad from Taxpayers in Action is targeting what it calls Doug Holder and Nora Patterson’s support for the private-public jobs organization. The 30-second spot calls Enterprise Florida “a slush fund for politically connected big businesses.” “Sadly it’s what some politicians and […]


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