Tag: SD 1
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Staff ReportsAugust 26, 2016

State Rep. Mike Hill has been cleared of an accusation he committed homestead exemption fraud, the Pensacola News-Journal reported. Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones told the newspaper that the Pensacola Beach Republican “is in compliance with Florida law.” Hill succeeded the late Clay Ford after a 2013 special election for Ford’s seat. Hill moved from his […]

Drew WilsonMay 4, 2016

Republican Rep. Doug Broxson announced Wednesday he had raised more than $165,000 between his Senate campaign account and political committee since Sine Die. “We are strongly encouraged by the support we are receiving,” Broxson said. “The folks in Northwest Florida know my commitment to the conservative values we share. I am grateful for their confidence, […]

Ryan RayApril 19, 2016

Rep. Mike Hill declared he will run for the Florida Senate in 2016 on Tuesday. The Pensacola Republican announced the move to leave his House District 2 seat he and run for the Senate seat abdicated by Sen. Greg Evers on the Burnie Thompson Show, a conservative talk radio program. Evers, in turn, announced Monday he will run for Congress. The move is […]

Ryan RayApril 19, 2016

The Northwest Florida chain reaction started by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller‘s decision to retire from Congress continued apace on Tuesday. Gulf Breeze Rep. Doug Broxson has announced a run for the state Senate, seeking to replace Sen. Greg Evers – who announced Monday he will run for Miller’s seat against Rep. Matt Gaetz – in staunchly conservative SD 1. Broxson’s campaign touted […]

Ryan RayDecember 21, 2015

In another early maneuver in an increasingly expensive Senate primary, Rep. Matt Gaetz has unveiled a new ad in his race against fellow Republican George Gainer in SD 1. It focuses not on his primary opponent, but on the “radical” federal agenda of President Barack Obama, who Gaetz portrays as his biggest adversary during his time in the Florida House. […]

Ryan RayDecember 14, 2015

George Gainer isn’t slowing down his campaign for state Senate against Rep. Matt Gaetz just because Sen. Jack Latvala – who recruited him to run in the Panhandle Senate District 1 seat – recently gave up the ghost in his bid for Senate President. Gainer, a longtime Bay County Commissioner with deep roots in Northwest Florida, played on those origins […]

Drew WilsonNovember 3, 2015

Last week, Republican SD1 candidate George Gainer batted down accusations that he was “standing alone in the mirror” in his Senate campaign. This week, he’s keeping the full-court press on his opponent, Shalimar Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. Gainer, fresh off a major fundraiser for his campaign that reportedly brought in a six-figure sum, announced Monday that his […]


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