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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.
Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson was the only county commissioner serving when a nationwide search was last conducted to choose Alachua County’s manager.
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.
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.
As commissioners ranked candidates, Bourey was first, Stockton Whitten of Brevard County was second and Charles Oliver of Pensacola was third.
Ed Braddy ousted Craig Lowe on April 16, 2013, in a Gainesville city runoff election. We’ve collected our tweets from the evening here.
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.
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.
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.
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.