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Food distributed to help hundreds at Flagler airport

More than a week since Hurricane Matthew swept through Flagler County, life is still not back to normal for some residents.

Travis Hutson’s re-election ad is all about family

State Sen. Travis Hutson, running a campaign against a lightly funded Democrat, probably doesn’t need a television ad this cycle.

Travis Hutson calls on FDEP to review ‘severe beach erosion’

Among the impacts of Hurricane Matthew: beach erosion, an especially acute problem in St. Johns, Flagler, and Volusia counties.

HONORING CARL: Law named after 2015 shooting victim, Carl Starke, takes effect today

Some days are easier than others for Anita Waring-Kennedy, but today, she thinks, will be a bit brighter than most.

Associated Industries of Florida PAC endorses in 88 state races

The Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee Friday announced its endorsements of candidates running for the Florida Senate and House of Representatives in the 2016 General Election, including 15 Democrats and 73 Republicans.

Travis Hutson joins Dean Asher on Super Walk in State Senate District 13 contest

State Senate District 13 Candidate, Dean Asher, had some out of town help from one of the lawmakers he hopes to join in Tallahassee next year, when State Senator Travis Hutson joined a couple dozen other Asher supporters for a super-walk in the Waterford Lakes area.

State Senator and Representative present checks from Tallahassee

The late Commissioner Frank Meeker was in everyone’s thoughts as Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner presented an oversized ceremonial check to Flagler County Board of County Commissioners chair Barbara Revels, at Bings Landing on Friday, Aug. 5.

Northeast Florida Builders Association rolls out endorsements

On Thursday, the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) endorsed candidates in Northeast Florida races.

Endorsement watch: Florida Parents Against Common Core, Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, Florida Retail Federation and others issue endorsements

There’s less than two months until Floridians start casting votes, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates.

Florida's election season gets underway

Voters in North Florida will have a full ballot Aug. 30 that, at a minimum, will reshape the region’s representation in the nation’s capital and present an opportunity to upend established political norms.

With qualifying over, here's a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot on Aug. 30

Voters in North Florida will have a full ballot Aug. 30 that, at a minimum, will reshape the region’s representation in the nation’s capital and present an opportunity to upend established political norms.

$31K May haul for Travis Hutson for SD 7 re-election bid

In a torpid May in Northeast Florida fundraising, District 7 Sen. Travis Hutson is the exception to the rule, with his strongest month in over a year.

Travis Hutson to hold re-election fundraiser May 17 in Jacksonville

Republican Sen. Travis Hutson will hold a fundraiser for his re-election campaign May 17 at The Fiorentino Group offices in Jacksonville, his campaign announced Thursday.

Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces endorsements

 Among the most prized industry endorsements of candidates in Northeast Florida: those from NEFAR, aka the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.

JAXBIZ endorses legislative candidates

JAXBIZ, the political arm of JAX Chamber, has announced the candidates running for the Florida Legislature it is endorsing ahead of the 2016 election.

Ron DeSantis, Travis Hutson, Paul Renner pitch to Flagler Republicans

Flagler County Republicans in Palm Coast Wednesday evening got a triple dose of Republican candidates.

Senator Hutson: 2016 Legislative Session

 

Dear Historic City News readers:

As your Senator, I want to make sure you are always informed on the progress we are making with our agenda.

Florida GOP lawmakers push immigration proposals

TALLAHASSEE -- Decrying a federal government that "refuses to enforce our immigration laws," a group of state lawmakers Tuesday unrolled a series of bills aimed at stemming the flow of undocumented immigrants to Florida.


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Lawmakers seek 'Carl's Law' label to honor autistic man who authorities say was followed, killed

State legislators have drafted legislation to rename part of Florida’s laws after Carl Starke, an autistic man who authorities say was killed and found dead near his St. Augustine home.

Senate bill fills gap in Florida food stamp law

Jacksonville, Fl. — 

Representing St. Johns County in the Florida Senate, Republican Travis Hutson is pushing a bill which will continue the fight against food stamp fraud and better clarify rules that are already in place.

This Bill Could Help Prevent Food Stamp Abuse

Florida Republicans hoping to stop people from abusing the state’s food stamp program introduced a bill Thursday to better define purchasing restrictions

Lawmaker Wants Vetoes To Build State Savings Account

What happens when the governor cuts an appropriation out of the budget?  One Jacksonville area Senator wants to send the money to the state’s rainy day fund.

Republicans keep Florida Legislature seats in special election

Republicans kept hold of a seat in the Florida Senate and one in the House after a special election Tuesday for voters in Flagler and northern Volusia counties.

Results of special election in Northeast Florida

 Special election results for several races came in on Tuesday night.

GOP Wins Three State Legislative Seats In Northeast Florida

Republicans easily won a trio of Northeast Florida legislative seats Tuesday during special elections triggered by the resignation last year of former Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, to become president of Florida State University.

Republicans sweep special election

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A trio of races held during a special election in the wake of John Thrasher's departure last year were sweep convincingly by Republicans Tuesday night.

Republicans Hutson, Renner win Senate, House seats

Republicans Paul Renner and Travis Hutson have beaten Democratic rivals Adam Morley and David Cox for the House District 24 and Senate District 6 seats in the April 7 special election.

Hutson, Renner easily win special elections

As expected, Republicans Travis Hutson and Paul Renner cruised to victory Tuesday in their respective special election races, winning by more than 2-to-1 margins.

GOP wins trio of special elections

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Republicans easily won a trio of Northeast Florida legislative seats Tuesday during special elections triggered by the resignation last year of former Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, to become president of Florida State University.

Travis Hutson wins seat vacated by John Thrasher in Tuesday election

Travis Hutson decided he needed to remain in Tallahassee Tuesday night despite the fact that a special election to determine his fate was going on in St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia counties.

REPUBLICANS SWEEP NE FLORIDA HOUSE, SENATE SPECIAL ELECTIONS

Rep. Travis Hutson prevailed big time Tuesday in his bid to jump up to the Legislature’s upper chamber, defeating Democratic nominee Adam Cox by a margin of about 2-to-1 with nearly all precincts reporting. Hutson will be District 6 senator-elect on Wednesday.

Florida Senate District 6: Voters tell Hutson to stay in Tallahassee

Travis Hutson decided he needed to remain in Tallahassee on Tuesday night despite the fact that a special election to determine his fate was going on in St. Johns, Putnam, Flagler and Volusia counties.

Endorsement: Hutson has needed experience for St. Johns County and District 6

While we endorse Travis Hutson for the Senate District 6 seat, we’d be remiss not giving challenger David Cox his due.

Special Election: Hutson, Renner win GOP state Senate, House seats

Voters in Flagler and parts of Volusia County chose the Republicans who will run for State Senate and State House in a special election in April.

Hutson, Renner and Stevenson advance in legislative races

State Rep. Travis Hutson cruised Tuesday to an easy win in a special Republican primary for a Senate seat in Northeast Florida, setting him up for a likely general election win in April. Meanwhile, Republicans Paul Renner and Cyndi Stevenson won primaries for two House seats in the region.

Hutson, Renner win Senate and House primaries

Rep. Travis Huston won the Republican primary election for the state Senate District 6 seat with 63.19% of the Flagler County vote in an election that brought out 18.51% of the county’s eligible Republican voters — just 4,866 people.

Hutson, Stevenson and Renner Win Legislative Special Election Primaries

Republican voters went to the polls in special elections needed after former Sen. John Thrasher accepted the presidency of Florida State University, setting off scrambles for his Florida Senate seat and two Florida House seats vacated in the aftermath of his resignation.

Hutson defeats Renuart in Senate race

The rapid rise of St. Augustine's Rep. Travis Hutson reached a new level Tuesday when he defeated veteran Rep. Doc Renuart in the Florida Senate District 6 special Republican primary.

Travis Hutson defeats Doc Renuart to win Senate District 6 primary

State Rep. Travis Hutson has won the GOP special primary election for Senate District 6

Hutson wins District 6 special election

Republican Travis Hutson defeated two challengers to win the Senate District 6 special election Tuesday night.

GOP primary election: Hutson wins race for Florida Senate seat; Renner, Stevenson advance in House races

State Rep. Travis Hutson won the special Republican primary election for John Thrasher’s old Florida Senate seat Tuesday, firmly beating fellow state Rep. Ronald “Doc” Renuart and Dennis McDonald

Travis Hutson Favored Over Doc Renuart for Florida Senate Seat

Travis Hutson is starting to pull ahead of Doc Renuart in the final days in the fight for the open Florida Senate seat that had been held by John Thrasher before he became president of FSU.

Jeff Atwater to Campaign With Travis Hutson on Saturday

Florida CFO Jeff Atwater will hit the streets of the nations‘s oldest city to help former Rep. Travis Hutson over former Rep. Doc Renuart in the special election to replace John Thrasher in the Florida Senate. Atwater announced on Friday that he will campaign with Hutson in St. Augustine to urge that voters back the former state representative in the Jan. 27 primary.

Jeff Atwater to canvass for Travis Hutson in St. Augustine on Saturday

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will hit the pavement this weekend to support Republican state Rep. Travis Hutson in his campaign for Senate District 6.

Second poll from SD 6: Travis Hutson 48%, Doc Renuart 21%, Dennis McDonald 11%

 A second poll in the Senate District 6 special elections in as many days confirms a substantial lead for state Rep. Travis Hutson over his opponent, state Rep. “Doc” Renuart.

Latest poll from SD 6 GOP primary: Travis Hutson 37%, Doc Renuart 19%

State Rep. Travis Hutson has a distinct edge with GOP primary voters in the special election for Senate District 6, according to a new survey of likely voters obtained by FloridaPolitics.com.

More St. Johns County leaders endorse Travis Hutson for SD 6

Republican state Rep. Travis Hutson received new endorsements today from two local leaders, who are also military veterans, in his bid for Senate District 6. 

More St. Johns County leaders endorse Travis Hutson for SD 6

Republican state Rep. Travis Hutson received new endorsements today from two local leaders, who are also military veterans, in his bid for Senate District 6.

Travis Hutson adds endorsements from 2 local officials for SD 6 special election

Republican state Rep. Travis Hutson adds two local officials to his growing roster of supporters in the special election for John Thrasher’s vacant Senate District 6 seat.

SD6: Hutson campaign picks up top law-enforcement endorsements

Republican state Rep. Travis Hutson, who is hoping to fill the state Senate District 6 seat recently vacated by John Thrasher, picked up endorsements from top law-enforcement figures in the north Florida region.

Three local elected officials endorse Travis Hutson in SD 6 special election

Citing his conservative record, three prominent locally elected officials endorsed state Rep. Travis Hutson today in the Senate District 6 special election.

Former state Rep. Bill Proctor endorses Travis Hutson in SD 6 special election

Former state Rep. Bill Proctor endorsed state Rep. Travis Hutson today in his bid for the special election for Senate District 6.

Adam Putnam Backs Travis Hutson over Doc Renuart

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam endorsed former Rep. Travis Hutson over former Rep. Doc Renuart in the Jan. 27 Republican primary in the special election for the Florida Senate seat vacated by former Sen. John Thrasher.

Adam Putnam endorses Travis Hutson in SD 6 Special Election

Republican candidate Travis Hutson today announced that Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has endorsed him in his Special Election bid for Senate District 6, which will be held on January 27, 2015.

Travis Hutson makes bid to replace John Thrasher in Senate

In what could be a crowded field to replace John Thrasher, Rep. Travis Hutson announced he had transferred $300,000 from his House account to help him win the Jan. 27 special election of Senate District 6, which cover St. Augustine.

Travis Hutson Moves $300k into Florida Senate Bid Sunshine State News

Calling himself the “true conservative,” Palm Coast Republican Travis Hutson is moving his money from his current Florida House accounts to a Florida Senate campaign. Hutson will take on Rep. Doc Renuart, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, in a special primary on Jan. 27 to see who replaces former Sen. John Thrasher in Tallahassee.

Hutson Transfers $300,000 to Senate Campaign St. Augustine Record

Republican candidate Travis Hutson of St. Augustine announced Thursday that he has officially redesignated his House re-election campaign account over to the special election for Florida Senate District 6.

Travis Hutson makes bid to replace John Thrasher in Senate

In what could be a crowded field to replace John Thrasher, Rep. Travis Hutson announced he had transferred $300,000 from his House account to help him win the Jan. 27 special election of Senate District 6, which cover St. Augustine.

Travis Hutson declares candidacy for northeast Florida state Senate seat

St. Johns State Representative Travis Hutson wants to move up. Hutson announced Monday he is a candidate for Florida Senate District 6, vacated by John Thrasher to accept the Florida State University presidency.

Thrasher, Renuart, and Hutson all resign their office Historic City News

Historic City News has confirmed that St Augustine Senator John Thrasher, Senate District 6, will be making his way to Tallahassee to accept the position of president of Florida State University, even though he just won re-election to the Florida Senate about a week ago during the General Election.

Hutson announces that he'll run for Thrasher's Senate seat

The political shake-up from Sen. John Thrasher’s decision to accept the presidency at Florida State University just got bigger on Monday afternoon.

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