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.

On: Aisha Bien-Aime is the new legislative assistant for Ocoee Democratic Sen. Randolph Bracy.

On: Amelia Johnson Smith is district secretary for Melbourne Republican Sen. Debbie Mayfield.

On and off: Staz Guntek has replaced Joseph Fluriach as new district secretary for Gainesville Republican Sen. Keith Perry.

On: Erika Grohoski is the new district secretary for Miami Democratic Sen. Annette Taddeo.

On: Josie Tomkow is the new executive secretary for the Senate Majority Office.

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

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

On and off: Zulema Delgado has stepped down as a legislative assistant for Miami Republican Rep. Michael Bileca. Maria Lombardo has moved from district secretary to legislative assistant.

On: Sarah Pariseau has become the new legislative assistant for Ocoee Democratic Rep. Kamia Brown.

On: Christian Harvey is the new district secretary for Neptune Beach Republican Rep. Cord Byrd.

Off: Letty Burgin is no longer district secretary for Eucheeanna Republican Rep. Brad Drake.

On: Kimberly Simon is the new district secretary for Tampa Republican Rep. James Grant.   

Off and on: Cody Rogers has replaced Erik Silveira as district secretary for Coconut Creek Democratic Rep. Kristin Jacobs.  

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

On: Grace Moseley is a new district secretary for St. Petersburg Democratic Rep. Wengay “Newt” Newton.

On: Nikolas Pascual is the legislative assistant for Miami Lakes Republican Rep. Jose Oliva.

On: Kathy Johnson is a legislative assistant and Samantha Surdin is district secretary for newly-elected Winter Garden Republican Rep. Robert ‘Bobby’ Olszewski.

On: Daniel Leon is the legislative assistant, and Milay Ferriol is the district secretary for Miami Republican Rep. Daniel Perez.

On and off: Priscilla Grannis is replacing Victoria Gagni as district secretary for Naples Republican Rep. Bob Rommel.

On and off: Jedidiah Cook is replacing Alexis Howard as district secretary for Miami Gardens Democrat Rep. Sharon Pritchett.

On and off: Priscilla Grannis is replacing Victoria Gagni as district secretary for Naples Republican Rep. Bob Rommel.

On: Erin Shields is legislative assistant for Boca Raton Democratic Rep. Emily Slosberg.

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