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Florida Governor Rick Scott and Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart sat in a circle with about 20 Reynolds Lane Elementary teachers Thursday afternoon.

Scott’s question to the educators: How does Florida attract people to teach and keep them in the field?


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TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi offered little information Tuesday about her future or her discussions with President-elect Donald Trump, as she made one of her first appearances in Tallahassee since meeting with Trump last week in New York.

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Florida’s District 5 Republican congressional candidate Glo Smith says more and more people are taking home less money but paying more in taxes. She wants to be their voice in Washington.

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect,” Smith said as a former business owner, she understands the value small businesses provide to the country.  

 

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Hunter Anderson/ James Joseph Morton campaign via Facebook

Two candidates are running to fill an open spot on Duval County’s Soil and Water Conservation Board. Hunter Anderson and James Joseph Morton are competing for the Group 2 position.

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Florida’s 6th U.S. House District runs from Jacksonville’s southern suburbs southward to New Smyrna Beach. Two-term Republican incumbent Congressman Ron DeSantis is running for reelection there.

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Hunter Anderson/ James Joseph Morton campaign via Facebook

The Duval Soil and Water Conservation is looking to fill a position on its board in the Nov. 8 general election.

James Joseph Morton and Hunter Anderson are battling for one open seat in Group 2.  Nelson Greene, who ran unopposed for the Group 4 seat, will not appear on the ballot.  

Board Chairman Shannon Smith said voters are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about candidates.

“There has always been a real issue with trying to you know learn a little bit more about the background of the soil and water candidates.”

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Fleming Island Republican Glo Smith and former Democratic State Sen. Al Lawson, of Tallahassee, debated before Jacksonville’s Southside Business Men’s Club Wednesday, each making the case why he or she should succeed Corrine Brown in Congressional District 5.

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TALLAHASSEE — Florida residents will have until Tuesday to register to vote, after a federal judge ordered an extension of the registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Ken McGurn is a Vietnam veteran and said he spent years working to revitalize downtown Gainesville.

The Democrat is running in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District race against incumbent Ted Yoho.

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Democrat Tracie Davis is getting another shot at State House District 13.

Davis was chosen by the Duval County Democratic Party Executive Committee Tuesday night to run in place of incumbent Democratic Representative Reggie Fullwood.

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