Thursday, April 07, 2016

Elections briefs: Shoar campaign has more than $200K

Ten years ago, the Record would list campaign contributions. Why did it stop? Will it do so again on Sheriff-Spends-A-Lot and his dirty developer money? What do y'all reckon

Elections briefs: Shoar campaign has more than $200K
Posted: April 6, 2016 - 11:40pm | Updated: April 7, 2016 - 5:21am
St. Augustine Record


The money’s been flowing in for St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar.

Less than a month after filing to run for re-election, Shoar’s campaign has received more than $201,000 in monetary contributions.

Contributors include State Attorney R.J. Larizza, former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, local banker Eddie Creamer — who’s also running for property appraiser; Nocatee development companies, St. Augustine Beach Police Chief Robert Hardwick, St. Augustine Police Department Chief Loran Lueders and developer David Hutson.

The amount far exceeds contributions so far to any other local candidate running for election. The next-biggest campaign fund is Jerry Cameron’s, which has received more than $71,000 in monetary contributions for his County Commission bid.

Debra Maynard is the only other candidate to file for sheriff. Her campaign has received a little more than $7,220 in monetary contributions.


St. Augustine Commissioner Leanna Freeman filed to run for re-election this week.

Freeman served on the St. Augustine Planning and Zoning Board for several years before becoming a commissioner.

“It’s really been an honor to represent the community. ... I think that I have a history of asking tough questions on matters that concern the community,” she said.

No other candidate had entered the race for her seat as of Wednesday.

Mayor Nancy Shaver and Vice Mayor Roxanne Horvath have also filed to run for re-election.


Ponte Vedra attorney Malcolm Anthony, 57, recently announced plans to run for circuit judge, via a news release.

Anthony, a former Congressional candidate, is “a 32-year member of the Florida Bar and former prosecutor,” according to the release.

The Seventh Circuit includes St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Putnam counties.

“After much consideration, I believe the time has come for me to offer my years of experience to the people of St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, and Putnam counties as a Circuit Judge,” he said in the release. “I have enjoyed over 32 years practicing law in this circuit, both as a prosecutor and a private attorney, and I know the value of a well-seasoned judge on the bench who has been professionally involved in the challenges people face regarding the law and who understands the application of justice from all sides.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yea! We need more useless studies to officially tell us things we already know; i.e. "The next step includes working with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on a sea level rise vulnerability assessment, Graham said. The assessment will focus on the city’s infrastructure vulnerabilities to sea level rise and should be finished in December." How about putting a plan together to actually build the infrastructure instead of putzing around with endless "assessments"? FDOT is no better with their endless traffic studies about May Street. All the time spent speaking about "proposals" could be better used for the actual construction projects.