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Holly Raschein, a Key Largo Republican, was first elected to the House in 2012. (Photo: Florida House of Representatives)

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Holly Raschein earns leadership spots on House subcommittees

State Rep. Holly Raschein of House District 120 was named Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Resources Subcommittee in committee announcements made Friday evening.

And Chuck Clemons of HD 21, a Newberry Republican, will chair that committee when the 2019 Legislative Session begins.

Raschein was previously tapped to chair the Appropriations Subcommittee for Agriculture and Resources earlier Friday.

She joins Bryan Avila of HD 111 as the only representatives from the southeastern tip of the state to receive committee leadership positions. Avila will chair the House Ways and Means Committee.

Raschein, a Key Largo Republican, has experience working on agricultural issues. She has previously sat on the Agriculture and Resources Appropriations Committee, and was named a legislator of the year by the Florida Farm Bureau back in 2013 during her freshman term.

In addition to the dual leadership positions, Raschein will also sit on the Appropriations Committee, the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, the Rules Committee, and the State Affairs Committee.

As for Avila, a Miami Springs Republican, he will also be part of the Appropriations Committee, the Commerce Committee, the Gaming Control Subcommittee, the PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee, and the Rules Committee.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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