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Write-in Mayoral Candidate James Moser Wants Major Cuts

Write-in Mayoral Candidate James Moser Wants Major Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first thing James Moser wants you to know about him is how to properly spell his name.

"It's J-A-M-E-S M-O-S-E-R," he said.

That's what you'll have to know if you're going to vote for him on March 22. He's a write-in for mayor, who said he's a conservative who just wants to help the city he's been in his whole life.

"I'm a native of Jacksonville, I love this city a whole lot."

The Navy veteran has more than 20 years under his belt as a teacher and currently teaches computer science at Mandarin High School.

He wants to make cuts in nearly every line item in the city's budget, and he wants to cut taxes. "If we can handle the budget better and not go overboard in this city, we don't need high taxes and we don't need to raise millage rates," he said.

"We can work within the $1.7 billion budget if we use it wisely."

FCN Investigates: Still No Answers as Peyton Questioned about Workers' Compensation Probe

FCN Investigates: Still No Answers as Peyton Questioned about Workers' Compensation Probe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  A decorated firefighter, Rusty Butler spent more than two decades running into burning buildings for the city of Jacksonville.

In 1996, he had to retire. He was diagnosed with heart disease and high blood pressure.

He retired qualifying for Florida's Heart/Lung bill, which mandates that police and firefighters' medical bills related to heart disease and high blood pressure be paid for because the conditions are presumed connected with their jobs.

For seven years, Butler said he had no problems getting heart-related medical bills paid, but something changed in 2003:

The city stopped paying and started denying.

Early Voting Begins Monday

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland announces that Early Voting for Jacksonville's First Consolidated Government Election will begin Monday, March 7, 2011. Early voting is open Monday through Friday (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and on Saturday and Sunday (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Early voting ends on Sunday, March 20, 2011 for the First Consolidated Government Election. Anyone registered to vote in the state of Florida and living in Duval County may vote at any one of the 10 Early Voting sites:

First Coast Tea Party Backs Mike Hogan for Mayor of Jacksonville

First Coast Tea Party Backs Mike Hogan for Mayor of Jacksonville

Republican Mike Hogan has earned the endorsement of one of the most politically active groups in Duval County. The First Coast Tea Party, with 10,000 members, has formally endorsed Hogan for mayor of Jacksonville.

Audrey Moran Continues to Receive Big Endorsements

Audrey Moran Continues to Receive Big Endorsements

Audrey Moran, Republican candidate for mayor, received another prestigious endorsement.  NAIOP of Northeast Florida, the region’s commercial real estate authority and trade association, officially endorsed Moran’s candidacy for Mayor of Jacksonville.

Moran’s “strong commitment to economic development” and her vision for downtown revitalization were key factors in earning the endorsement said Karl Hanson, 2011 president of NAIOP of Northeast Florida.

“I am honored to receive the NAIOP endorsement,” said Moran.  “As mayor, I will make economic development a priority while bringing fiscal responsibility to City Hall.”  Both the NAIOP and JAXBIZ endorsements represent a strong support base for Moran within the business community. 

Education and Nonprofit Leaders Support Audrey Moran for Mayor

Beginning March 7, we will have the chance to elect a mayor who is a passionate advocate
for public education, Audrey Moran. Audrey wants to be Jacksonville’s “Education Mayor,”
because she knows that once Jacksonville gets public education right, our city will be unstoppable!

Audrey’s first priority is bringing high-quality, high-wage jobs to Jacksonville. She knows that
economic development means developing world-class schools: schools that will prepare all of
our children—in all parts of Jacksonville—to compete in the global marketplace; schools that
businesses will be proud to sell to their employees’ families; schools that we as a city will be
proud to display as our crown jewels.

Voters will Receive Sample Ballots this Week

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland announces that today for the 529,866 voters in Duval county more than 299,853 sample ballots will be mailed, one for each residential household, for Jacksonville’s First Consolidated Government Election on March 22nd.

"Sending a sample ballot to each household instead of each individual is an effort by our office to save taxpayers over $70,000 dollars. This is made possible because the upcoming elections are unitary elections, which means all voters in a household will be voting the same ballot style. We are asking for each household to please share their sample ballot with each voter in their household", stated Supervisor Holland.