Ryan Silvestro, Author at State and Federal Communications

January 25, 2023  •  

Georgia Governor Sets Special Election

Georgia State Capitol Building

Rep. Mike Glanton resigned this past week after serving 14 years in the state House. Glanton was a Democrat who represented House District 75, which consists of Clayton County. Gov. Brian Kemp set the special election for March 21. A […]

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January 20, 2023  •  

Tennessee Gift Limit’s Increased

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The Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance has increased the lobbyist expenditure gift limit from $65 per event to $73. The annual limit from lobbyist employers has also increased from $130 during a calendar year to $147. The bureau […]

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January 17, 2023  •  

Tennessee Contribution Limits Increase

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The Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance (BECF) published revised contribution limits for 2023 and 2024. The per person limit to candidates for statewide office increased from $4,300 to $4,900 per election. The per person limit for the Senate, […]

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Miami City Hall

A special election has been set for February 27, to fill the seat recently vacated by former Commissioner Ken Russell. Commissioners had 10 days to appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of Russell’s term but could not find […]

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North Carolina State Legislative Building

The contribution limit for candidates and political committees in North Carolina has increased as mandated by state law. The previous limit was capped at $5,600. The new limit is now $6,400 and took effect on January 1 of the new […]

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Florida Capitol Building

Gov. Ron DeSantis scheduled a special primary and election to replace former state Rep. Joe Harding who resigned after he was indicted on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements. Harding previously represented House District 24. The […]

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December 19, 2022  •  

Virginia Governor Sets Special Election

Del. Ronnie Campbell

Virginia Gov. Youngkin announced a special election to replace the late Del. Ronnie Campbell will take place January 10, 2023. Del. Campbell passed away this past week after a battle with cancer. Campbell represented the 24th District of the Virginia […]

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U.S. Rep Donald McEachin

Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a special election to replace the late Democratic U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin will take place February 21, 2023. Rep. McEachin died after he won his bid for reelection. McEachin represented Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, which includes […]

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Alabama State Capitol Building

The Alabama Ethics Commission voted to increase the amount of de minimis items a lobbyist or lobbyist employer may give to public officials. The new amounts are $32 or less per occasion with an aggregate of $64 or less per […]

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November 29, 2022  •  

Tennessee Governor Sets Special Election

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Gov. Bill Lee has set upcoming election dates to fill Tennessee House District 86. The seat was vacated upon the death of Democratic State Rep. Barbara Cooper in late October at the age of 93. Tennessee allowed her name to […]

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November 9, 2022  •  

Democrat Wes Moore Elected Governor

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Wes Moore was elected Maryland governor on Tuesday and will become the first black governor of the state of Maryland. Moore beat out Republican Dan Cox in a 60% to 37% landslide. Democrats swept all the statewide races.

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November 9, 2022  •  

Georgia Governor Kemp Reelected

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has won his bid for reelection. Kemp defeated his Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. Kemp won by a wide margin, winning 53.4% of the vote while Abrams won 45.8%.

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Congressman-Elect Maxwell Frost

Florida Democrat Maxwell Frost has won the seat for Florida’s 10th Congressional District. Frost becomes the first member of Generation Z to serve in the United States Congress. Frost defeated his Republican opponent Calvin Wimbish and will succeed the current […]

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Alabama incumbent Governor Kay Ivey has won reelection in Alabama. Ivey defeated her Democratic Opponent Yolanda Flowers. Gov. Ivey will now serve her second four-year term.

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