Category Archives: Clerk of Court

Pay to Play?

When I looked at donations to Kevin Madok’s campaign for county clerk, I noted that two sizable donations came from landfill companies.  That struck me as odd.  Why would two landfill operations from out-of-town care who wins the election for Monroe … Continue reading

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Madok Campaign Contributions

I downloaded Kevin Madok’s campaign contributions from the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections website.  As you’ll recall Madok won the hotly contested race for Clerk of Court.  He narrowly beat incumbent Amy Heavilin in the Republican primary and Democrat Ron Saunders … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Strategic Planning Department?

Update 2:  There’s a Strategic Planning survey at the county’s website.  Maybe the Strategic Planning Department will be revived?  I hope people take the survey and let the county know what they really think.   Update:  Well, the Clerk’s office responded … Continue reading

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This Election….Wow!

Update:  A lot’s been written about the questionable quality of media coverage this campaign season, but I think this is one of the best pieces I’ve seen so far. When I woke up last Wednesday morning reality hit me in … Continue reading

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More Interesting Stuff About the Clerk’s Race

Update:  The newspaper article discussed in this post was written by Brian Bowden and Charlotte Twine.  I emailed both of them to ask about the apparently false claim that Kevin Madok has been a CPA for thirty years.  After failing … Continue reading

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Another Hometown Key West Candidate Forum

I finally got around to watching the Hometown Key West candidate forum from September 26.  (Sorry.  I’m a slow poke.)  Of course, I’m focused on the clerk’s race.  I think that’s a very important one.  On her watch, Amy Heavilin, … Continue reading

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Problematic Editorial From Reporter/Keynoter

You don’t hit a home run every time you’re at bat that’s for sure.  The Reporter published an editorial with their recommendations for the November 8 election.  Not their best work. They recommended Sue Heim and Steve Gibbs for the Key … Continue reading

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Madok’s Resume Lie

I was recently reminded of something that happened when Kevin Madok ran for Clerk of Court in 2012**.  Madok’s opponent, Matt Gardi, pointed out that Madok wasn’t actually a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), though he did use that designation … Continue reading

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Monroe County Mishandling Public Records Requests – Again

I’m very curious about the county’s refusal to fund emergency vehicle purchases for the Key Largo area.  I’d like more information about that.  It’s a serious issue involving public safety.  So on September 10, I submitted a public records request.  I heard … Continue reading

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Character Assassination by Hysterical Overreaction?

Update:  I tightened this up a little bit.  Clarified that the inflammatory language came from Shillinger’s letter, not from the press release.  The Citizen’s newest article says they made a public records request and Shillinger replied promptly.  Has the county … Continue reading

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