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Hernando commissioners keep foe off board



BROOKSVILLE -- County commissioners appointed new members this week to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. No big deal, right? Well ... look at the only two who didn't make it: Blaise Ingoglia and Z. Vernon Hall.

Ingoglia is the Spring Hill home builder and professional poker player behind last year's Government Gone Wild seminars. Hall is his business partner and manager of his mortgage company. Ingoglia has publicly declared his vow to unseat incumbent Commissioners Diane Rowden, Jeff Stabins and Chris Kingsley, all of whom voted Tuesday on the committee list that excluded Ingoglia and Hall.

"I was not comfortable supporting Mr. Blaise Ingoglia for the board,'' Stabins said. He said his feeling is "based on a lot of the theatrics from last year'' and the fact that "my experience with Mr. Ingoglia is nothing but negative. He's a lightning rod for trouble." Read the full story from Barbara Behrendt here.

--John Frank, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29am]


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