Category Archives: Elections

Key West Hometown PAC – Candidate Q&A

I finally got around to viewing the Key West Hometown PAC’s second candidate forum, which was held on August 8.  I actually sent the PAC some questions I would really like answered.  They declined, saying they only take questions from … Continue reading

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Hometown Key West – First Candidate Forum – District 5

The Hometown Key West PAC ran their first question and answer session of the campaign season on July 25.  They already had a “meet the candidates” event, which I wrote about here.  I’m focusing on two races in particular:  District … Continue reading

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Hometown! PAC – YouTube Video

If you’re not familiar with Hometown! PAC, you should check them out.  They recently held a “meet the candidates” event. The District 5 segment was amazing to watch.  Sylvia Murphy gave a content-free speech.  There was a lot of name dropping. … Continue reading

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District – Unresolved Issues

I saw this story about the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District.  Looks like Tobin and Gibbs are still at it. The fundamental debate is about how much control the board should have over staffing decisions – hiring, firing, salary, etc. … Continue reading

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Editorial – Society of Jerks

I saw this editorial on http://www.flkeysnews.com this morning. We have a problem in this world because, more than ever, we tolerate, coddle and even encourage jerks to the point where we’re becoming a society of jerks. Yes, it’s true.

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Carruthers and Her Cronies – Forgot One

Comm. Heather Carruthers proposed the Emergency Services Surtax (ESS) back in January.  The idea was to “shift” more of the cost burden of fire and emergency services from locals to tourists.  Unfortunately, the “white paper” written to support this proposal … Continue reading

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They Must Be Taking Their Vitamins Over at the Citizen

Sometimes, I’m not all that impressed with the Citizen’s (KeysNews) reporting.  But they seem to be stepping up their game lately.  They were the only ones to report on Richard Toppino’s recent voting conflict.  If not for the Citizen, that … Continue reading

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Monroe County Clerk of Court

Former State Rep. Ron Saunders plans to run for County Clerk.  Things just got interesting.  That’s three candidates now.  There’s incumbent Amy Heavilin.  Kevin Madok is currently the Strategic Planning Director for Monroe County.  Ron Saunders has been acting as … Continue reading

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SMART Districts in the news

Update:  Carruthers is very worried about single-member districts.  Here’s her letter in the Blue Paper.  (I couldn’t help but comment.)  It’s a repeat of Sylvia’s bogus arguments.  Have you noticed that the only people who vocally oppose single-member districts so … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Trump’s Whining

The big story in politics these days is Trump’s whining about the GOP’s “rigged” delegate system.  To be honest, certain aspects of the nomination process make me a bit queasy, too.  For instance, voters in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota have … Continue reading

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