Tag: Tom Petway

A.G. GancarskiDecember 13, 2018

The political cycle never truly ends and no sooner had the 2018 elections wrapped before Northeast Florida Republican candidates and committees began raking in 2020 funds. The numbers aren’t eyepopping, but with power increasingly concentrating in the GOP-dominant region, they are worth watching. Working for Florida’s Families, the political committee of budget chair Sen. Rob Bradley, […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 16, 2018

JEA board member Aaron Zahn has resigned his position to pursue the interim CEO position. The news, first reported by the Florida Times-Union, was confirmed via a letter sent to board chair Alan Howard and Jacksonville’s Office of General Counsel and obtained by Florida Politics. The letter confirmed Zahn’s “intent to pursue the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 29, 2017

The big local story this week was on Tuesday, when former JEA Board Chairman Tom Petway said customers of the 50-year-old municipal Jacksonville utility might be better off under a privatized model. Jacksonville City Council members — such as Matt Schellenberg and Garrett Dennis — were open to the idea, while Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry framed it as a […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 10, 2017

While May was the month for the Jacksonville donor class to pony up for Paul Renner ahead of his win of the 2022 Speaker slot, June saw a return of a familiar pattern. That pattern: big-dollar donations to the political committee of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. All told, June saw $110,000 in new money, much of it from […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 3, 2017

Whatever Tom Petway wants, Tom Petway gets. On Monday, the Jacksonville City Council Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee approved an ordinance (2016-764) allowing JEA to meet at least every other month. This idea was hatched some weeks back in the catacombs of council committees. “At a Rules Special Meeting, JEA’s Chairman of the Board, Tom Petway, requested that […]


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