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Kathryn Starkey decides against running for Florida House

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Kathryn Starkey‘s heart belongs to Pasco County, not Tallahassee. The Pasco County Commissioner says that after careful consideration she will not run for the Florida House in 2018. Starkey had been eyeing a bid for Richard Corcoran’s House District 37 seat.

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Pasco businessman Ardian Zika to run for House District 37

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Land O’ Lakes business owner and banker Ardian Zika is the latest Republican to file to run for the Pasco County state House seat being vacated by term-limited Richard Corcoran.

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Kathryn Starkey eyeing a run for Richard Corcoran’s House seat

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Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey may mount a 2018 bid for Richard Corcoran’s state House seat in 2018, sources tell FloridaPolitics.com.

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More judges needed for Pinellas, Pasco says Sixth Circuit Chief Judge

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Judges are needed in Pasco and Pinellas counties, says 6th Judicial Circuit Judge J. Thomas McGrady. The Pinellas-Pasco Chief Judge is calling for more magistrates to adequately serve the region, reports LobbyTools. The 6th Judicial Circuit is the third-largest in Florida. “We can build additional courtrooms but nothing’s going to happen unless we have more judges to oversee them,” McGrady told the meeting of the Hillsborough County Commission. “We haven’t had a new judge in 10 years. Get the (state)…

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Five firms vie to be next Pasco County lobbyist

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Five companies are under consideration to become the next Tallahassee lobbyist for Pasco County, with county commissioners asked to narrow the list down to three before scheduling oral presentations for Oct. 19. As reported by the Tampa Bay Times, two firms are from Tallahassee — Pittman Law Group and Public Affairs Consultants. The others are Smith, Bryan & Myers, The Advocacy Group of Cardenas Partners and Shawn Foster of the Trinity-based Sunrise Consulting Group. Pittman represents Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, Port Orange,…

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Kathryn Starkey endorsed by Pasco Fraternal Order of Police

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Kathryn Starkey is proud to announce the endorsement of her campaign by the Fraternal Order of Police, Pasco County Sheriff’s Lodge 29. William Lawless, President of FOP wrote recently:  “…greater than 75% of our members attending voted to endorse you in the upcoming political race.   Your previous record, background and platform made you the clear choice for political endorsement.  You have always championed the fight to protect the citizens of Pasco County and promote the betterment of the community.” Kathryn…

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In Florida House District 45 race, flier recycles old tactic

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Jodie Tillman reports: Back in 2007, a political group called the Committee to Protect Florida hammered a state Senate candidate named Richard Corcoran. In its arsenal was a mailer that accused Corcoran of making false allegations about an opponent in a previous race. The mailer showed an image of a flashing police beacon along with a warning: “BEWARE! Richard Corcoran is back in the area looking to buy a seat in the Senate.” Corcoran dropped out of the race, citing…

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