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On Wednesday, Tim Cost, the president of JU, announced that former U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Penn., and educator Cynthia Chomiak, who graduated from JU in 1983, will join the board starting on Jan. 30. "These are two extremely strong additions to our board, and we are very grateful they are bringing their considerable skills to our university at an important time of major upgrades to our personnel, programs and facilities," said Cost on Wednesday. First elected to Congress in 2006, Altmire served until 2012 when, in the aftermath of redistricting, he was defeated in the primary by then-U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Penn., by 2 percent in a rare match-up of two congressional incumbents. Comment?
The head of the Florida Democratic Party blasted a rebellious faction of her party's House caucus Wednesday, less than a week before members are set to vote on a leader for the 2015 legislative session. In an interview with The News Service of Florida, Chairwoman Allison Tant said House Democrats should move on after an ugly defeat in this year's legislative elections instead of trying to oust incoming Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach. Comment?
With the 2014 general elections now in the rear view mirror, Florida politics will now focus on the First Coast with a number of key elections in Jacksonville and the surrounding area in the months to come. Kicking things off on Dec. 16 will be the Democratic primary in the special election for a Florida House seat representing parts of Jacksonville. Comment?
Conservatives from Jacksonville and the First Coast are placing their bets in the competitive Republican primary for an open Florida House seat representing parts of Duval County. Comment?
The First Coast business community divided this week as two Republicans continue to fight it out to replace Rep. Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville, in the Florida House. Comment?
Looking to honor the Memorial Day holiday this weekend while still treating yourself to a good time? Look no further. Comment?
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