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Tom Taylor, Darren Gardner out of NE Florida State House races

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Republicans Tom Taylor and Darren Gardner, former candidates in House Districts 11 and 13, opted not to run for different reasons. Taylor felt, after reflection, his energy was better spent in Jacksonville Beach. “I have heard from hundreds of people of their concerns that Jacksonville Beach was at a point where some serious decisions needed to be made. Do we continue on the family-friendly path that we are on or do we go back to the days of a blighted beach that was unsafe at…

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Republicans line up to replace Janet Adkins in HD 11

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GOP candidates are lining up to succeed state Rep. Janet Adkins, the Fernandina Beach Republican from House District 11 who faces term limits next year. Barry Holloway, a Bryceville Republican, filed a campaign account this week to become the fifth Republican in the HD 11 race, according to the state Division of Elections. A GOP stronghold, the district includes Nassau and part of Duval counties; no Democrats have yet filed for the 2016 race. Republicans Cord Byrd, Richard Clark, Tom…

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