Thursday, March 10, 2022

$1000 contribution from "helicopter pilot" MARK P. MINER raises eyebrows, election, ethics concerns

Jesse Unruh said, "Money is the mother's milk of politics." 

Married to a County Court Judge, LAUREN BLOCKER, appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2021, our controversial St. Johns County Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER (Republican-Ponte Vedra) has already raised more than $182.968 for his 2022 re-election campaign. 

Under oath, St. Johns County Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER reported his February 2022 re-election campaign contributions, including at least one somewhat facetious, incomplete, misleading or false job description.

Commissioner J.R. BLOCKER listed an odd job.description for the $1000 maximum contribution on February 18, 2022 from a highly-paid St Johns County Republican political patronage employee and former County Commissioner.

J.R. BLOCKER, a licensed lawyer and Florida National Guard J.A.G. Corps Major, listed the occupation of one $1000 contributor -- $135,179.20/year Chief Deputy St. Johns County CLERK MARK P. MINER --- as "HelicopterPilot" (sic).

Wonder why? 

So do I.

In the words of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger responding to a bad call at a Washington football game, "On vot theory?"

Here's my Request No. 2022-66 to secretive Republicans Messrs. BLOCKER and MINER:

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Slavin <>
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Sent: Thu, Mar 10, 2022 10:28 pm
Subject: Request No. 2022-66: $1000 campaign contribution from from "heiicopter pilot" Mark Miner

Dear Messrs. Blocker and Miner:
1. Would you please be so kind as to tell me why St. Johns County Commissioner Jeremiah Ray Blocker's campaign finance disclosure for February 2022 lists $1000 contributor Mark P. Miner's occupation as "Helicopter Pilot?" 
2. In fact and in truth, Mr. Miner, a former County Commissioner, is a full-time political patronage appointee, employed by our St. Johns County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, as Chief Deputy Clerk, with a six-figure annual salary, reportedly $135,179.20.
3. Please provide me with copies of any legal authority or opinion or research for Mr. Blocker's re-election campaign providing what appears, on its face, to be a somewhat facetious, incomplete, misleading or false job description for Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Mark P. Miner to our Supervisor of Elections
4. Please respond and correct the public record, nunc pro tunc, by close of business on March 11, 2022.
Herein faileth not, gentlemen. 
Thank you.
With kindest regards, I am,

All in the Family: St. Johns County Court Judge LAUREN BLOCKER, appointed by Governor RONALD DION DesANTIS; her husband, JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER, conflicted County Commissioner, DOUGLAS Law Firm partner, National Guard J.A.G. Corpp Major and angry anti-Gay Pride Proclamation bully and bigot, photographed with St. Johns County Sheriff ROERT HARDWICK and his wife, KENDELL HARDWICK.

Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts and Florida National Guard non-com MARK and CHERYK MINER,, who has often received $500 for each local Republican candidate to take their photograph,  according to Supervisor of Elections campaign finance reports, 2008-date.

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