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Mitch PerryNovember 15, 2017

Former Pinellas County Commissioner Neil Brickfield is endorsing St. Petersburg based attorney Jeremy Bailie in the House District 69 race next year. Bailie is one of three Republicans entering the contest to succeed Republican Kathleen Peters in the Pinellas County-based seat. Instead of re-election, Peters has opted to run for a seat on the Pinellas County Commission in […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 7, 2017

Another Republican has filed to take over for House District 69 Rep. Kathleen Peters, who plans to leave the Legislature to run for Pinellas County Commission. Jeremy Bailie joins Raymond Blacklidge and Chris Licata in the GOP primary for the seat, which covers parts of Pinellas County, including Gulfport, Madeira Beach, South Pasadena and Treasure […]

Drew WilsonAugust 26, 2017

Republican Chris Licata officially announced Friday that he’s moving his House campaign over to District 69, the southwest Pinellas County seat Rep. Kathleen Peters is giving up to run for local office. “The 69th district is where I grew up, where I attended middle and high school, where I spent my weekends on Johns Pass, […]

Jim RosicaApril 26, 2016

A second Florida Cabinet meeting has ended with no agreement on a new state Insurance Commissioner. Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater again deadlocked on Tuesday, further stalling the process. In a near replay of the last meeting, an intransigent Scott again moved to hire retired insurance executive Jeffrey Bragg. An equally intransigent Atwater declined […]

Jim RosicaApril 26, 2016

And then there were four. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are scheduled to interview four candidates Tuesday for the position of state Insurance Commissioner. The Cabinet meeting kicks off at 9 a.m. in the Capitol. The interviews, which could result in someone being appointed at the meeting, are last on the agenda. Time […]

Jim RosicaApril 22, 2016

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater again picked state Rep. Bill Hager and two others to be interviewed for state Insurance Commissioner at next Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. The decision came in a Thursday email. The current commissioner, Kevin McCarty, plans to leave the post this year. Hager, a former Iowa Insurance Commissioner, is Atwater’s choice but Gov. […]


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