PerspectivesRob Bradley Jacksonville Today Contributor
Rob Bradley is an attorney and current chairman of the governing board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Rob is managing partner of Bradley, Garrison & Komando, P.A., an Orange Park law firm. He represented the north Florida region in the Florida Senate from 2012-2020, serving as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations from 2017-2020, where he crafted three state budgets, each in excess of $90 billion. Rob has been married to Senator Jennifer Bradley, R-Fleming Island, for 26 years. They have three children, Connor, Stephanie and Caroline.
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February 9, 2022

Opinion: Florida’s surgeon general fight is a preview of 2024

Before the 2000 Bush/Gore election, Tim Russert, the late Meet the Press host, was asked what he would be watching the most on Election Day.  Russert scribbled out three words on his whiteboard: “Florida, Florida, Florida.” Of course, it turned out that the leader of the free world was decided in Florida that year by 537 votes.  Not much has

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January 19, 2022

Opinion: What Trevor Lawrence needs from the Jags

Former NFL coach Bill Parcells famously said, “You are what your record says you are.” Considering the Jaguars have the worst record in the league for two straight years, it’s pretty clear what the Jaguars are. A bad football team. However, upon closer examination, the situation isn’t as dire as one may think. It all begins with the quarterback. The

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January 5, 2022

Opinion: 2022 will be a Republican rout in Florida

In 2002, Jeb Bush was a runaway political freight train. His first four years in the Governor’s Mansion resulted in a string of policy victories that earned him the complete devotion of Florida Republicans and the scorn of most on the left. In 2002, Bush beat Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill McBride by 13 points in his re-election campaign. As far

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December 15, 2021

Opinion: Urban Meyer couldn’t overcome his ‘trust issues’

There’s a difference between coach speak and dishonesty. Coach speak happens every week in news conferences at all levels of football. For instance, consider when a head coach is asked whether he is benching a struggling starting quarterback. If the coach says, “We have full confidence in Steve’s ability to lead the team,” then the starting QB will keep his

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December 1, 2021

Opinion: Congress should get out of the marijuana business

When Ron DeSantis was in Congress, he wasn’t a big fan of the institution. He criticized its ineptitude while he was there and has consistently bashed it since being elected governor of Florida. The governor isn’t alone. A recent poll found that over 80% of Americans disapprove of Congress’ performance, putting it in the neighborhood of lice and traffic jams

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November 17, 2021

Opinion: Floridians want control of their life back

For over a year now, our lives have been completely upended, and it all seems terribly unfair. Family and friends have gotten sick, and sometimes died, from a virus that didn’t exist in our country two years ago. We isolated our frail and elderly and dying from human contact at a time when they needed it most. The human cost

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