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Precourt picked to run Orlando expressway authority – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 8, 2014 Comments Off on Precourt picked to run Orlando expressway authority – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

State Rep. Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, will be the next director of Orlando’s toll-road agency thanks to a contentious 3-2 vote of the authority board this morning. Precourt, in Tallahassee attending …

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Demings to take on Jacobs in 2014 Orange mayor race – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 7, 2014 Comments Off on Demings to take on Jacobs in 2014 Orange mayor race – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Former Orlando police Chief Val Demings plans to run against incumbent Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, she said this morning. “I can’t count the number of people who have asked me to get into this …

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Orange Democrats renew partisan election push – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 6, 2014 Comments Off on Orange Democrats renew partisan election push – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A Democratic-leaning political action committee has renewed an abandoned push to bring partisan elections to Orange County’s mayoral and commission races. The PAC, Citizens for Informed Elections, submitted paperwork last week …

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Expressway Authority job candidate could not lobby Legislature for two years – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 4, 2014 Comments Off on Expressway Authority job candidate could not lobby Legislature for two years – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A big reason state Rep. Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, is in the running for the top job at Orlando’stoll-road agency is because of the political connections he has made during seven years …

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The 10 Most Powerful People in Central Florida – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 3, 2014 Comments Off on The 10 Most Powerful People in Central Florida – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

On Sunday, we unveiled the first part of “The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida.” It featured a mix of corporate leaders, three members of Congress, two rabble-rousers and one …

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Jim Greer: Ex-Fla. GOP chair now sells La-Z-Boy recliners in Orlando – Orlando Sentinel

Jan 3, 2014 Comments Off on Jim Greer: Ex-Fla. GOP chair now sells La-Z-Boy recliners in Orlando – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Jim Greer, the disgraced former chairman of the Florida GOP, is now selling La-Z-Boy recliners for $8 an hour plus commission at an Orlando-area furniture store as part of a prison work …

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