Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round (House version)

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements — both on and off — of the legislative merry-go-round in the Florida House.

On: Alexis Calatayud became a legislative assistant, and Ryan Fernandez became district secretary, for Miami Republican Rep. Vance Aloupis.

Off and on: Gloria Perez became district secretary for Lithia Republican Rep. Mike Beltran. Perez previously worked for former Rep. Jake Raburn.

Off and on: Beth Lerner became a legislative assistant and Nicholas Cannon is district secretary for Delray Beach Republican Rep. Mike Caruso. Lerner served as legislative assistant for former Rep. Bill Hager.

On: Johnny McMahon is a legislative assistant and Clint Streicher is district secretary for Boynton Beach Democratic Rep. Joseph Casello.

On: Brendan Burke is a legislative assistant for Indian Rocks Beach Republican Rep. Nick DiCeglie.

On: Ingrid Felforn became district secretary for Tampa Democratic Rep. Fentrice Driskell.

On: Jaylin Matir became district secretary for Miami-Dade Republican Rep. Juan Alfonso Fernandez-Barquin.

On: Vance Coley became a legislative assistant for DeLand Republican Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff.

On: Derick Tabertshofer became a legislative assistant for Fort Myers Republican Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen.

Off and on: Dawn Faherty is a legislative assistant and Nancy Bowers is district secretary for Oxford Republican Rep. Brett Hage. Both previously served late Rep. Don Hahnfeldt.

On: Miles Davis is a legislative assistant and Paulette Smith is district secretary for Tampa Democrat Rep. Dianne Hart.

Off and on: MaryAlice Bennett became a legislative assistant and Tangie Jennings is district secretary for Fort Pierce Democratic Rep. Dolores Hogan Johnson. Both previously worked for former Rep. Larry Lee.

On: Anika Hamilforn is district secretary for Coconut Creek Democratic Rep. Kristin Jacobs.

On: Samantha Verner became district secretary for Lighthouse Point Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca.

On: Kyle Langan returned as a legislative assistant for Dover Republican Rep. Lawrence McClure.

Off and on: Alexis Mansolo became a legislative assistant, and Teri Mitze became district secretary, for Boca Raton Democratic Rep. Tina Polsky. Mansolo previously worked for Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, and Mitze came from former Rep. Joseph Abruzzo‘s office.

Off and on: Pam Nickell became district secretary for Bradenton Republican Rep. Will Robinson. Nickell worked in former Rep. Julio Gonzalez‘s office.

On: Damien Jane is a legislative assistant for Miami Republican Rep. Anthony Rodriguez.

Off and on: Angelique Rinaldi became a legislative assistant, and Rochelle Rego became district secretary, for Cocoa Republican Rep. Tyler Sirois. Rinaldi previously served late Sen. Dorothy Hukill.

On: Kristellys Estanga is a legislative assistant for Orlando Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith.

Off and on: Kathy Johnson became a legislative assistant for Winter Springs Republican Rep. David Smith. Johnson previously served as legislative assistant for former Rep. Bobby Olszewski.

On: Nick Carper is a legislative assistant for test the Democratic Rep. Susan Valdes.

Off and on: Margie Ramirez became district secretary for Gulfport Democratic Rep. Jennifer Webb. Ramirez was district secretary for Janet Cruz when she served in the House.

Off and on: Becky Zizzo became district secretary for Land O’Lakes Republican Rep. Ardian Zika. Zizzo served as district secretary for former Speaker Richard Corcoran.

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