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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

Off and on: Lily Tysinger, a legislative analyst for the Senate Majority Office, now serves as a program specialist in the Office of the Senate Secretary.

Off: Josie Tomkow is no longer an executive secretary for the Senate Majority Office. She’s left to run to replace Polk City Republican Rep. Neil Combee in House District 39.

Off and on: Erin Juszczyk replaced Robert Hunter as administrative lead for the House Rules & Policy Committee.

On: Administrative support staffer Tori Denson has been named to both the House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee and Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.

On: Breanna Kim was named administrative support for the House Judiciary Committee and its Criminal Justice and Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittees.

On: Michael Strynkowski is a legislative assistant for Port Orange Republican Sen. Dorothy Hukill.

Off: Marcia Mathis is no longer a legislative assistant for Quincy Democratic Sen. Bill Montford.

On: Staz Guntek is a new district secretary for Gainesville Republican Sen. Keith Perry.

On: Dan Horton is a legislative assistant and Erika Grohoski is the district secretary for Miami Democratic Sen. Annette Taddeo.

On: James Befanis is district secretary for Indialantic Republican Rep. Thad Altman.

On: Amanda Daughtry is a new district secretary for Monticello Republican Rep. Halsey Beshears.

Off and on: Zulema Delgado is no longer a legislative assistant and Maria Lombardo moved from district secretary to legislative assistant for Miami Republican Rep. Michael Bileca.

Off and on: Charlotte Jones and George Davis are out; Clarence James is a new district secretary for Jacksonville Democratic Rep. Kim Daniels.

On: Justin Gendler has returned as district secretary for Plantation Democratic Rep. Katie Edwards.

Off: Jervonte Edmonds is no longer executive secretary for Lantana Democratic Rep. Al Jacquet.

Off and on: Erin Shields is a new legislative assistant, while Ed Sol is no longer district secretary for Boca Raton Democratic Rep. Emily Slosberg.

Off: Karly Humphrey is no longer district secretary for Palm Harbor Republican Rep. Chris Sprowls.

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