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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: Sean White is no longer listed as a legislative analyst in the Senate Majority Office.

On: Angela Herndon became administrative support for the House Government Accountability Committee and its subcommittees (Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs; Natural Resources & Public Lands; Oversight, Transparency & Administration; and Transportation & Infrastructure).

On: Amaura Canty became administrative support for the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee.

On: Tracy Sumner became policy chief for the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

On: Jessica Krause joined the House Health & Human Services Committee as administrative support.

On and off: David Marin is replacing Allesandro D’Amico as the legislative assistant for Miami-Dade Republican Sen. Rene Garcia.

On and off: Leisa Wiseman is replacing Mark Hodgest as a district secretary for Tallahassee Democratic Rep. Loranne Ausley.

On: YuVonda Steward is a new legislative assistant for Jacksonville Democratic Rep. Kimberly Daniels.

On: Maddie Dawson is the new district secretary for Naples Republican Rep. Byron Donalds.

On: Lynne Holicky is replacing Jana Lambert as a district secretary for Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jay Fant.

On: Pam Nickell is the new district secretary for Venice Republican Rep. Julio Gonzalez.

On and off: Jenny Bonostro replaced Venusmia Lovely as a district secretary for Miami Democratic Rep. Roy Hardemon.

Off: Coleton Reece is no longer the district secretary for Clearwater Republican Rep. Chris Latvala.

On: Doniel Wolfe is a new district secretary for Destin Republican Rep. Mel Ponder.

Off: Amber Smith is no longer the legislative assistant and Robyn Bryan is no longer the district secretary for Plant City Republican Rep. Dan Raulerson.

On and off: Anna Stearns moved from district secretary to legislative assistant for Palm Harbor Republican Rep. Chris Sprowls, replacing Omar Raschid.


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