Tag Archives: Gainesville politics

UF Dream Defenders Hold Rally for Trayvon Martin in Gainesville

By on July 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Rep. Clovis Watson Jr., of District 20, was one of the speakers at Saturday’s rally. During his speech, Watson announced his support for a repeal of the “stand your ground” law.

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Hutchinson: County Manager Pick is Commission’s ‘Single Most Important Decision’

By on June 17th, 2013 | Last updated: June 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson was the only county commissioner serving when a nationwide search was last conducted to choose Alachua County’s manager.

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$160,000 Too Low a Base Salary, Alachua County Manager Candidate Says

By on June 5th, 2013 | Last updated: June 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Potential Alachua County Manager James Bourey has one week to answer the Alachua County Commission. They increased his base salary offer from $160,000 to $165,000.

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Ed Braddy sworn in as Gainesville’s mayor

By on May 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

The swearing in of new Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy created a buzz inside the Thelma Boltin Center because of all the changes he plans to bring.

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South Carolinian James Bourey in lead for Alachua County manager job

By and on May 21st, 2013 | Last updated: May 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

As commissioners ranked candidates, Bourey was first, Stockton Whitten of Brevard County was second and Charles Oliver of Pensacola was third.

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Twitter recap: Ed Braddy wins Gainesville election

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 18, 2013 at 9:21 am

Ed Braddy ousted Craig Lowe on April 16, 2013, in a Gainesville city runoff election. We’ve collected our tweets from the evening here.

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Profile: Ed Braddy

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:29 pm

As one of the six candidates for Gainesville mayor, Ed Braddy said he is running “a pocketbook campaign” focused on bringing fiscal discipline to the city’s budget.

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Profile: Scherwin Henry

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm

As the only candidate for Gainesville mayor who has lived in the city all his life, Scherwin Henry said he has a different perspective than the other five men running for the spot.

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Profile: Donald Shepherd Sr.

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Several candidates for mayor, such as incumbent Craig Lowe and former city commissioner Ed Braddy already have thousands of dollars in campaign support and years of experience in the political spectrum. Donald Shepherd Sr., though, is foraging ahead alone without much cash and merely a dogged presence.

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Profile: Mark Venzke

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Venzke has a lifelong interest in politics and improving neighborhoods. The latter interest springs from his having five bicycles stolen during the past 10 years in Gainesville. He’s running for mayor on March 19.

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