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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: George Fossett is no longer legislative assistant for Miami Gardens Democratic Sen. Oscar Braynon.

On: Lurimar Cruz-Cortes is a new legislative assistant for Kissimmee Democratic Sen. Victor Torres.

Off: Lara Medley is no longer legislative assistant for Lakeland Republican Rep. Colleen Burton.

Off: Davis Bean is no longer legislative assistant for Neptune Beach Republican Rep. Cord Byrd.

On: Chesten Goodman is legislative assistant for Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jay Fant.

On: Emily Stapleton is a new district secretary for Stuart Republican Rep. Gayle Harrell.

Off and on: Pamila Briest moved from district secretary to legislative assistant for Dover Republican Rep. Ross Spano.

Off and on: Thomas Valeo moved from district secretary to legislative assistant for Wellington Democratic Rep. Matt Willhite.

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