Tag: Southside Business Men’s Club
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A.G. GancarskiNovember 28, 2017

Rep. Paul Renner, a Republican representing Palm Coast, will speak in Jacksonville Wednesday afternoon at the Southside Business Men’s Club. Renner, a Jacksonville lawyer, is in line to become House Speaker in 2022 — a long-awaited return to power in Tallahassee for the Jacksonville political class, which still yearns for the days of Jim King and John Thrasher. […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 14, 2016

On Wednesday, Congressman-elect John Rutherford addressed Jacksonville’s Southside Business Men’s Club at their weekly meeting. Well before the program began, Rutherford was talking to club members like old friends. And people at tables were swapping Rutherford stories. Not a surprise, given the former Jacksonville Sheriff’s deep roots in the community, and fourteen years in the club. One […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 12, 2016

There is a marked difference between the primary and the General Election in Jacksonville’s 2016 congressional races. While there were debates and forums galore before both the Republican primary in Florida’s 4th Congressional District and the Democratic primary in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, there has been nothing of the sort since the nominees were decided. One […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 10, 2016

The race to succeed Corrine Brown, who lost her primary in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, is on … and the two major party nominees will debate in Jacksonville Oct. 12. Democratic nominee Al Lawson will face GOP candidate Glo Smith during the Wednesday meeting of the Southside Business Men’s Club at the San Jose Country Club. Lawson, a […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 30, 2016

Though it’s somewhat under the radar since Corrine Brown lost the primary, there is a competitive election in Florida’s 5th Congressional District this year. Tallahassee Democrat Al Lawson takes on Jacksonville Republican Glo Smith. As compared to the primary, when candidates hustled around the east-west district to forums, joint candidate appearances are few and far between thus far […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 3, 2016

Wednesday afternoon found termed-out state Rep. Lake Ray moderating a forum of House District 12 Republicans looking to replace him in Tallahassee. Everyone was there. Except the frontrunner. Terrance Freeman, Stan Jordan, Mark MacLean, and Don Redman had 45 minutes to make their case at the regular meeting of the Southside Business Men’s Club. The story going in: Clay Yarborough has […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 2, 2016

Wednesday afternoon finds termed-out state Rep. Lake Ray moderating a forum of House District 12 Republicans looking to replace him in Tallahassee. The forum at the regular meeting of the Southside Business Men’s Club at Jacksonville’s San Jose Country Club includes candidates Terrance Freeman, Stan Jordan, Mark MacLean, Don Redman and Clay Yarborough. The program starts at 12:30 […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 2, 2016

Rep. Charles McBurney has been the target of a concerted email campaign from National Rifle Association members, who seek to ensure that the termed-out Jacksonville Republican doesn’t become a judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit, encompassing Duval, Clay, and Nassau Counties McBurney is firing back, asking supporters to contact Gov. Rick Scott, to advocate for his ascension to a judgeship. […]


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