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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: Amanda Cogan has stepped down as district secretary for Shalimar Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz.

On: Lisa Goodson is Gaetz’s new district secretary.

Off and on: Kevin Reilly has left the job of deputy staff director for the House majority leader for a new position as legislative affairs director for Gov. Rick Scott’s office.

Off: Gloria Perez is no longer district secretary for Riverview Republican Rep. Ross Spano.

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On: Pamila Briest is replacing Perez in Spano’s office.

On: Ethan Perry has joined the Office of the General Counsel as legislative research assistant.

Off: Grace Arana is has stepped down as district secretary for Miami Republican Rep. Frank Artiles.

Off: Irena Sas will no longer be district secretary for Boynton Beach Democratic Rep. Lori Berman.

Off: Daniel Martinez has stepped down as legislative assistant for Hialeah Gardens Republican Rep. Manny Diaz.

On: Joseph Sosa will take Martinez’s place as Diaz’s district secretary.

Off: Peter Campbell has stepped down as district secretary for sunrise Democratic Rep. Katie Edwards.

On: Linda Segall is Edwards’ new district secretary

Off: Kayla-Ann Lott has stepped down as legislative assistant for Gainesville Republican Rep. Keith Perry.

Off: Clarice Redding is no longer district secretary for West Palm Beach Democratic Rep. Bobby Powell.

Off: Erin Muir is no longer legislative assistant for Key Largo Republican Rep. Holly Raschein.

On: Kate DeLoach is taking Muir’s place.

On: Virginia Morgan has moved up to the job of legislative assistant for Miami Democratic Rep. David Richardson. Morgan previously served as district secretary.

Off: Chris Hudtwalcker has stepped down as legislative assistant for Miami Democratic Rep. José Javier Rodríguez.

Off: Alyssa Gay has also stepped down as district secretary for Sarasota Republican Rep. Greg Steube.

On and off: Cynthia Futch will now be full-time administrative assistant for the Senate Committee on Rules. Futch replaces the retiring Cissy DuBose.

Off: Devon West has stepped down as legislative assistant for Cape Canaveral Republican Sen. Thad Altman.

On: Caroline Crow takes West’s place as secretary for Altman.

Off: Tamara Holliday has stepped down as legislative assistant for Fort Myers Republican Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto.

On: Alexis Mansolo, previously a receptionist for the Senate president’s office, has now moved up to become Benacquisto’s secretary.

Off: Brody Enwright has stepped down as legislative assistant for Bradenton Republican Sen. Bill Galvano.

Off and on: Rich Reidy has stepped down as legislative assistant for Lutz Republican Sen. John Legg  for a similar role with Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala.

Off: Lizbeth Mabry is no longer Latvala’s legislative assistant.

Off: Matthew Alford has stepped down as legislative assistant for Hollywood Democratic Sen. Eleanor Sobel.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist, editor and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing, reporting and management experience, Phil produced content for both print and online, in addition to founding several specialty websites, including HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range included covering news, local government and entertainment reviews for Patch.com, technical articles, and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine as well as advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as editor and production manager for Extensive Enterprises Media since 2013 and lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul. He can be reached at phil.ammann@gmail.com.

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