Political Agenda 02/20/2019

House District 38 Two Republicans and a Democrat are vying in a special election to fill the vacant seat in Florida State House District 38. Danny Burgess had been re-elected to the post, but vacated it after Gov. Ron DeSantis offered him the position of executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  The Republican candidates that have qualified for the race are Randy … [Read more...]

Spotlight is always on Florida, Pasco elections supervisor says

Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley recently spoke at the East Pasco Networking Group’s breakfast meeting, touching on a number of topics involving elections. For one thing, Pasco is gearing up for a special election to fill the Florida State House District 38 seat, vacated by Danny Burgess, who was invited by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as the executive director of the Florida … [Read more...]

Danny Burgess bids farewell to House District 38

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ selection of Danny Burgess to serve as the state’s executive director of Florida's Department of Veterans Affairs has been confirmed, and Burgess has issued a letter of farewell to his constituents in House District 38. The letter recounts Burgess’ love for Pasco County, the wonderful memories he has and his love for serving the community. “I could not imagine a better … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 01/16/2019

Candidates vying to fill District 38 vacancy Democrat Kathy Lynn Lewis and Republican Randy Maggard have pre-filed to seek the seat expected to be vacated by Danny Burgess, who was selected by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as executive director of the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley said no official word had been received regarding Burgess … [Read more...]

DeSantis wants Burgess to lead state’s veterans affairs

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has announced his recommendation of state Rep. Danny Burgess to serve as the state’s next executive director of Florida's Department of Veterans Affairs. If his appointment is confirmed, Burgess will have to resign from his District 38 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. “It’s bittersweet,” Burgess said, noting the appointment “is completely unexpected … [Read more...]

Richard Corcoran is new state education commissioner

Richard Corcoran is Florida’s new Commissioner of Education. Corcoran was selected unanimously for the position by the State Board of Education at its Dec. 17 meeting. In a news release about the appointment, Richard Corcoran said, “I look forward to working with the Board to ensure students and their families are empowered to take control of their education options, more resources are … [Read more...]

Election 2018: Five Big Questions in Florida 

Many Floridians will be relieved to see Election 2018 come to an end--no more negative TV ads, no more flashy mailers, and no more robocalls or texts begging us to vote.  But, after the polls close, many of us will want to know the answers to these five intriguing questions: Were the polls right in Florida?  They were not in predicting the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest between … [Read more...]

Results are in for Florida’s primary

Florida’s voters went to the polls last week in a primary that captured national attention when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum stunned political prognosticators by defeating the predicted winner Gwen Graham. If he wins in November, Gillum would become Florida’s first black governor. On the Republican side of the ledger, Congressman Ron DeSantis — endorsed by President … [Read more...]