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Gretna Commissioner Clarence Jackson files for 2016 House run in HD 8

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Gretna City Commissioner Clarence Jackson announced on Thursday — via a theatrical campaign ad —  he will jump into a now four-way race for an open seat in HD 8. The all-Democratic field seeks to succeed term-limited state Rep. Alan Williams, which takes in all of Gadsden County – the state’s only majority-minority county –  and the southern half of Tallahassee, including the state Capitol. “Life has prepared me for this moment,” Jackson says in the ad, which portrays a faux press…

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2016 House field continues to shape up in central Florida, Tallahassee

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It’s more than a year out from 2016 legislative elections, normally a quiet time when warring factions retreat to their camps and use the odd-numbered year to strategize and keep their powder dry. But with recent drama surrounding the race for the 2021-22 speakership, state party infighting involving sitting House Rep./RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia and an imminent Senate map redraw likely to pit incumbents against one another as they vie to ascend to the upper chamber, things in the House are very much “on” in…

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Open seat race in state Rep. Alan Williams’ HD 8 heating up early

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The race to succeed term-limited state Rep. Alan Williams in House District 8 — which takes in part of Tallahassee, including the state Capitol — has attracted another Democratic hopeful in Clarence Jackson, former mayor of the Gadsden city of Gretna. Jackson, who mounted a brief run in 2014 when it appeared Williams would step away from the Legislature to pursue a seat on the Tallahassee City Commission, told WCTV he plans to file in July. Jackson gave way in deference…

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