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Donald Trump names Joe Gruters to Amtrak board

Republican state Rep. Joe Gruters landed an appointment from the Trump Administration Thursday to serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors through October 2022.

The Sarasota accountant served as co-chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign in Florida, and the move appears to have paid dividends.

Gruters took to Twitter shortly after the announcement, saying he was “incredibly grateful” for the opportunity.

The official announcement from the White House touts the Republican politician’s appointment by Gov. Rick Scott the Florida State University Board of Trustees, and his past role as campaign manager to U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan.

Left off the brag board are Gruters’ seven-year stretch chairing the Republican Party of Sarasota County, and his time as vice chair of the Republican Party of Florida.

Gruters succeeded now-Sen. Greg Steube in 2016 for the HD 73 seat, which consists of inland portions Sarasota and Manatee counties.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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