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A former Daytona Beach state representative is facing up to 180 years in prison for using campaign funds personally.

Democrat Dwayne Taylor was convicted Thursday on nine counts of wire fraud.

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Updated 4:56 p.m. with comment from defense attorney Robert Willis

After an emotional day in federal court, former state Rep. Reggie Fullwood, who pleaded guilty to fraud charges last year, got his wish Tuesday when he was sentenced to time served and probation.

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Jacksonville voters are choosing between two fresh faces for who will represent them in state House District 13. It covers the city’s urban core and surrounding neighborhoods.

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Reggie Fullwood had to drop out of the race after he pleaded guilty to fraud charges last month.

Republican Mark Griffin faces Democrat Tracie Davis in the heavily Democratic district.


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.


This article was updated at 6:45 p.m.

The Duval County Democratic Party Executive Committee will select a new candidate to run for the open State House District-13 seat later this week .

Last week, incumbent Democratic Representative Reggie Fullwood pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud for using campaign funds for personal uses, leaving him ineligible to serve if re-elected.


  Updated at 5:45 p.m.

The Duval Democratic party will have to choose a replacement candidate to run for Jacksonville’s District 13 House seat.

Incumbent Reggie Fullwood is ineligible to hold the seat after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud Thursday in a plea deal.

He officially withdrew his candidacy Friday evening.

Our Media Roundtable of Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union; Fred Mathews of the Examiner; Tim Gibbons of Jacksonville Business Journal; and A.G. Gancarski of Florida Politics joined guest host Ryan Benk to talk about State Rep. Reggie Fullwood, who pled guilty to mail fraud. Benk also spoke with Michael Fisher and Pastor Steve Goyer from Riverside Presbyterian Church about Sunday’s screening of the documentary “Father Joseph” at SunRay Theatre. Linda Boucard, a close associate of Father Joseph Philippe joined us by phone from Washington D.C. We also spoke with Hospice of the Golden Isles vice president of development Mary Crosby about next weekend’s St. Simons Island Food and Spirits Festival that raises funds for the hospice.    

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Updated 9/30: Little more than a month before he was set to vie for re-election, state Rep. Reggie Fullwood pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts in a federal indictment.

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Reggie Fullwood via Twitter

State Rep. Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, is due back in federal court for a 4 p.m. Monday hearing on a motion to dismiss wire fraud charges.

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Candidates for several Northeast Florida offices gathered in the basement of a downtown Jacksonville church Thursday to talk about addressing homelessness.

For just over an hour, five Democrats and one Republican traded ideas and answered questions from members of the group Changing Homelessness.

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In addition to a recent indictment for wire fraud, Representative Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, now has another re-election hurdle: his first challenger in six years.

Republican Darren Gardner has jumped into the race for the district that includes the urban core and Jacksonville’s Northside.

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Reggie Fullwood via Twitter

A state representative from Jacksonville has been indicted on embezzlement charges.

Dist. 13 Rep. Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, 41, was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud and four counts of failure to file federal income tax returns, U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley III announced the charges Friday.


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Governor Rick Scott signed into law a slew of bills Friday, including one measure allowing the city of Jacksonville to extend a sales tax beyond its sunset date to shore up its indebted pension accounts. The law simply gives the city the ability to take the extension question to voters.

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Florida lawmakers are again descending on Tallahassee for another regular session of the Legislature, and some First Coast delegates are at the center of what promise to be some of the year’s most contentious debates.

A Jacksonville lawmaker wants to overhaul Florida’s sex-education system to shift the focus away from abstinence. Rep. Reggie Fullwood (D-Jacksonville) says giving kids knowledge about STDs can help lower infection rates among young people.

A just-released report from the CDC shows most school districts are not adequately preparing young people to make informed choices about sex.

Fullwood’s proposal would have schools teach about the effectiveness of all types of contraception, not just abstinence. Current state law says kids should be taught waiting until marriage is the accepted standard. The law also says teachers should highlight the benefits of heterosexual marriage.

Fullwood’s bill is sponsored in the Senate by Dwight Bullard (D-Miami).

Rep. Reggie Fullwood joins us to discuss the bill.