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Gainesville attorney and former law enforcement officer launch campaigns for state House District 22 seats

A former Alachua County commissioner and a former law enforcement officer, both Republicans, have filed to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 22 seat.

Raemi Eagle-Glenn was the first candidate to throw her name in the ring with the hope of replacing Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, who is term-limited.

The 43-year-old Gainesville attorney is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association and sister to Dane Eagle, who previously served in the governor’s administration as secretary for the Department of Economic Opportunity.

“As a constitutional conservative, I will always stand up for the values ​​we hold dear − protecting free markets from government interference, defending our children in the classroom, empowering parents to have greater control of their child’s future, and defending our state from the failures of the federal government,” she said in a statement. “Working with Gov. DeSantis, we will continue to make Florida the greatest state in the country.”

Gainesville attorney Raemi Eagle-Glenn, candidate for state House District 22.

Gainesville attorney Raemi Eagle-Glenn, candidate for state House District 22.

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Eagle-Glenn first moved to Gainesville in 2008 to attend the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. When not working as a solo practitioner, she has been an active vocal leader for the local Republican party, serving as a state committee woman. On social media, she has described herself as “ULTRA MAGA” and spoken out against COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates.

last year, Eagle-Glenn was appointed to the Alachua County Commission by Gov. Ron DeSantis following the resignation of Mary Alford. An investigation from The Gainesville Sun found Alford did not live in her district at the time of her 2020 win over Eagle-Glenn, as required by law. The two ran

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Alec Baldwin’s attorney seeks to disqualify special prosecutor who is suspected of ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin’s attorney moved on Tuesday to disqualify the special prosecutor in New Mexico who was suspected of him over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust.”

The special prosecutor, Andrea Reeb, is a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives. She was elected to her first term last year and assumed office on Jan. 1.

“Under Section 1 of Article III of the New Mexico Constitution, however, a sitting member of the Legislature may not ‘exercise any powers properly belonging’ to either the executive or judicial branch,” Baldwin’s defense attorney, Luke Nikas, wrote in a motion filed on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: Rep.  Andrea Reeb talks with people on the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives before the start of a session, Feb.  1, 2023, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rep. Andrea Reeb talks with people on the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives before the start of a session, Feb. 1, 2023, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Baldwin has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Hutchins.

His defense attorney argued Reeb could not simultaneously exercise legislative and judicial power.

“Were the arrangement here approved by the courts, future District Attorneys could seek to curry favor with legislators who control their budgets by appointing them to high-profile cases — distorting the legislative process,” Nikas said in the motion to disqualify.

“A prosecutor who also serves as a legislator could face pressure to make prosecutorial decisions that serve her legislative interests, such as by prosecuting a prominent defendant associated with an opposing faction within the Legislature even in the face of conflicting evidence or law,” the motion continued.

The filing cited a funding request from First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies of $635,500 from the New Mexico Board of Finance for the prosecution of individuals related to the Rust shooting. The proposed budget included $156,000 for Reeb’s salary.

PHOTO: This handout file image courtesy of Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office released April 25, 2022, and part of the investigative files, shows actor Alec Baldwin being processed after the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

This handout

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Alec Baldwin lawyer calls charges ‘terrible miscarriage of justice’

Alec Baldwin’s lawyer released a statement Thursday calling the decision to charge the actor a “terrible miscarriage of justice.”

Prosecutors announced Thursday that Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer who was killed on a New Mexico movie set. Halyna Hutchins died shortly after being shot during rehearsals at a ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe on Oct. 21, 2021.

Luke Nikas, and attorney for Baldwin, released the following statement:

“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”

Meanwhile, Brian Panish, who represents the Hutchins family, released a statement, saying the family supports the charges.

“It is comfort for the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law.”

Hutchins, a cinematographer, died shortly after being wounded by a gunshot during setup for a scene at the ranch. Baldwin was pointing a gun at Hutchins when the gun went off, killing her and wounding the director, Joel Souza.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza, who led the initial investigation into Hutchins’ death, described “a degree of neglect” on the film set.

The film’s armorer overseeing weapons, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the incident, according to a statement from Santa Fe-area District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.

The film’s first assistant director, David Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer slams Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office over investigation

The legal team for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the “Rust” movie set, is not happy with the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Department and its handling of the investigation.

“The primary question in this case from the beginning has been where did the live rounds that ended upon the Rust set come from?” Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer, Jason Bowles, said in a statement to Fox News Digital Thursday.

“As can be seen from the attached emails, the sheriff’s office made a conscious decision not to pursue this question at all by refusing to ask the FBI to test any of the rounds for fingerprints or DNA.

“We now know for certain there were live rounds on set. It is inconceivable that the sheriff would not seek answers to this fundamental question, and it raises a serious problem with the entire investigation. We have long sought this answer and will not give up in pursuing the truth to find it.”

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The legal team for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the “Rust” set, is not happy with the Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheriff’s Department and its handling of the investigation. Sonia Moscowitz/Getty Images

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the armorer on the “Rust” set. In October 2021, a gun Alec Baldwin was holding discharged during a rehearsal for the film, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The statement also included alleged correspondence between Gutierrez-Reed’s legal team and detectives.

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“Given the fact the items were from movie setswhich had been handled over and over and over, it didn’t make sense,” a detective said in response to an email from Bowles asking why the FBI “didn’t do any

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