Tag: Tim Yost

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 31, 2019

Republican Scott Wilson, current vice-president of the Jacksonville City Council, hopes to lead that body in a few months. But to get there, he’s got to dispatch Democrat Tim Yost in the March election. Wilson’s most recent campaign finance report, encompassing receipts between Jan. 12 and 25, suggests that groundwork is being laid. Wilson brought in more […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 22, 2019

The first post-qualifying fundraising reports are in for downticket Jacksonville races in the March elections, and some trends are familiar while others are exciting and new. [Note: coverage of mayoral race fundraising is here.] The races for Sheriff and Property Appraiser see Republican incumbents Mike Williams and Jerry Holland with daunting leads over Democratic challengers. Williams has over […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 15, 2018

In Northeast Florida, most of the live state House races and the only state Senate race are characterized by a fundamental cash disparity. Republicans have serious bank; Democrats are far behind. However, this most recently reported week saw Republicans coasting while Democrats actually won the weekly tally battle (even as cash-on-hand was less buoyant for […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 10, 2018

There are relatively few multi-candidate forums in Northeast Florida’s general election season, so the evocatively titled Jacksonville Candidate Forum had a disproportionate importance for candidates seeking to introduce themselves to a general election audience. One Congressional candidate, Democrat Ges Selmont, running in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, was on hand. Also present: state Sen. Aaron Bean and his general election […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 8, 2018

Freshmen Jacksonville-area Republican state Rep. Clay Yarborough continued to maintain a strong cash lead over his Democratic challenger as September ended. Yarborough, running in Southside Jacksonville’s Republican-plurality House District 12, brought in $6,000 between Sept. 15 and 28. Of that haul, $4,000 came from the biggest companies in Big Pharma: Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer and Astrazeneca all cut the […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 25, 2018

Freshmen Jacksonville-area Republican state Reps. Cord Byrd and Clay Yarborough continued to maintain strong cash leads over their Democratic challengers through the first half of September. Byrd, whose majority-Republican House District 11 includes coastal Duval and all of Nassau County, brought in $3,500 of new money between Sept. 1 and 14, pushing his campaign account near $42,000 […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 2, 2018

State Rep. Clay Yarborough, a Jacksonville Republican in his first term, maintained his money lead over Democratic challenger Tim Yost through the first three weeks in June. Neither candidate has a primary challenge in House District 12, a Southside Jacksonville district that encompasses the Arlington area, which means this is a race to November. Yarborough brought in $6,700 […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 21, 2018

State Rep. Clay Yarborough, a Jacksonville Republican in his first term, will likely expand his money lead over Democratic challenger Tim Yost at a fundraiser Thursday evening. The event, kicking off at 5:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville offices of Foley & Lardner, includes numerous elected officials on the host committee. From the Florida Senate: Rob Bradley, Aaron Bean, and Travis Hutson. […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 11, 2018

Rep. Clay Yarborough, a first-term Republican incumbent in Southside Jacksonville’s House District 12, put more distance between himself and Democratic challenger Tim Yost with May fundraising. Yarborough brought in $5,400 off of eight contributions, including maximum $1,000 contributions from Chemours, Advance America, and Comcast Yarborough has over $105,000 on hand, and no primary competition, as he prepares […]


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