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Local Lawmakers react to Boston Marathon Explosions

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Earlier this afternoon, there were two explosions at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon. These explosions left 3 dead and dozens more injured.

The specifics and origins of the blasts are still being investigated. President Barack Obama addressed the nation a few moments ago saying “those responsible will feel the full weight of justice” and assured Americans that the Boston and Massachusetts officials will have the full resources from the government at their disposal.

Here are some of our own elected officials here in Florida reacting to the news.

Florida Governor Rick Scott sent out this tweet:

Boston marathon rick scott

Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Facebook:

Boston Marathon Marco Rubio

Congressman John Mica FL-7 on Facebook:

Boston Marathon John Mica

Congressman Ron Desantis FL-6 on Twitter:

Boston Marathon Ron Desantis

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Fl-5 on Twitter:

boston marathon corrine brown

Congressman Daniel Webster Fl-10 on Twitter:

Boston Marathon Dan Webster

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer on Facebook:

Boston Marathon Buddy Dyer

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs on Facebook:

Boston Marathon Teresa Jacobs

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam:

boston marathon Adam Putnam

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings also advised the public to call if anything suspicious surfaces, during his press conference held earlier in the afternoon.

Boston you are in our prayers

Orlando’s Top Ten Political Rivalries 2012: #8 Jerry Demings vs. John Tegg

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2012 at 12:52 am

Our Top Ten Political Rivalries of 2012 comes back down to the county level for a match-up between two old and bitter foes in the Orange County Sheriff’s race. When you sat Sheriff Jerry Demings and John Tegg next to each other, you knew both would come out swinging with alarming attacks at each other that felt personal and dealt with more statistics than all the professional sports combined. All in a race that dealt with what a lot of us believe is the most important function of government, keeping its citizens safe.


Florida Politics with Frank Torres. And we continue our rivalry series, and we’re down to number 8 between Sheriff Jerry Demings and his long time foe John Tegg. The two met again this year in the race for Orange County Sheriff and it was a nasty campaign, both opponents have a general dislike for each other. When they were debating, one could barely get a couple of sentences out, without being interrupted by the other. Some of the main points in this rivalry were the crime statistics both candidates had different statistics over how high the crime rate was when talking to voters. Also very personal with John Tegg saying it was him and not Demings that got the law enforcement endorsements from his peers. So, very personal tone, both have met before, a very important race about public safely. Who won? Well, Jerry Demings won by a landslide. Despite that it was a very bitter campaign, Tegg had a strong sign presence throughout the county but Jerry Demings was able to defeat him. In what was a very bitter fight to determine who would be the sheriff of Orange County. So, that was number 8 in our debate series for Florida Politics with Frank Torres, I’ll see you next time.

These two were a sure thing for this rivalry series

These two were a sure thing for this rivalry series