Politics

Martinez Receives Highest Rating from Tea Party

The First Coast Tea Party announced Thursday that Paul Martinez received the highest rating among Group 2 candidates during the organization's speed rating event.

Mayoral Candidate Mike Hogan Receives Fire Endorsement

Mayoral Candidate Mike Hogan Receives Fire Endorsement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's another big endorsement for Republican Mike Hogan in his bid to become mayor.

Hogan picked up the support of the 1,200-member Jacksonville Association of Firefighters.

The endorsement came at the association headquarters this morning with union president Randy Wyse saying, "All we are looking for is honesty."

In accepting the endorsement on the platform of an old fire truck, Hogan told firefighters that he believes in honesty, but, "I'm going to represent taxpayers first."

Pensions and salary cuts are big issues facing city employees, but Hogan told firefighters that he intends to make sure they are "properly paid and properly compensated."

Hogan has already received the backing of the Fraternal Order of Police.

First Coast Tea Party Mayoral Town Hall

First Coast Tea Party Mayoral Town Hall

The First Coast Tea Party is pleased to announce their first Mayoral Town Hall this Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland will moderate the event.

JTA Wins Federal Clean Fuels Grant; Paves Way for First Hybrid Buses in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) today announced that it has received a $4 million federal grant to purchase
hybrid buses as a part of JTA’s ongoing fleet replacement program.

The grant is funded through the Clean Fuels Grant Program Funds, a program that supports the U. S. Department of Transportation’s environmental sustainability efforts. JTA was the only Florida agency that received funds.

Status of 17,364 Duval Voters Changes From Active to Inactive

Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland, is announcing that 17,364 voters have been moved from “active” voter status, to “inactive.” This brings the total number of active voters in Duval County to 513,955. The total number of inactive voters is now 52,638.

Florida Board of Education Meeting postponed for Duval County

In a joint decision, Superintendent Pratt-Dannals and Florida Commissioner of Education Smith decided to postpone the meeting to consider Duval County’s Intervene option plans before the State Board of Education, scheduled for Tuesday, February 15, 2011 until a further date that has yet to be determined.

Free Fish Fry for Mayoral Candidate Mike Hogan is this Saturday

What:   Mike Hogan Fish Fry Hosted by George Grosse

 

When:   Saturday, February 12, 2011

                 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:  George Grosse Farm

                  8691 Commonwealth Avenue

                  Jacksonville, FL
                 (2 Miles West of 295N)