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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

The legislative merry-go-round keeps spinning.

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

On: Matletha Bennett is a new legislative analyst in the Senate Minority Office.

Off: Rita Faulkner is no longer legislative assistant to Senate President Bill Galvano.

On: Evelyn DuPlecy returned as a legislative assistant to Boynton Beach Democratic Sen. Lori Berman. DuPlecy had previously served as LA for Davie Democratic Rep. Mike Gottlieb and Palm Beach Democratic Sen. Jeff Clemens.

On: Shirley Sharon became a legislative assistant to Plantation Democratic Sen. Lauren Book.

Off and on: Sebastian Belloni and Milena Diaz are no longer legislative assistants for Tampa Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz. Shawn Hall is Cruz’s new legislative assistant.

Off and on: Ashley Cacicedo is no longer a legislative assistant to Boca Raton Democratic Sen. Kevin Rader. Jocelyn Absher is Rader’s new legislative assistant.

Off: Venusmia Lovely is no longer a legislative assistant to Miami Democratic Sen. Annette Taddeo.

On: Rebecca Snyder became administrative support for the House Judiciary Committee.

Off: Delores Staten is no longer district secretary for Miami-Dade Democratic Rep. James Bush III.

On and Off: Tricia Mischler is district secretary for Boynton Beach Democratic Rep. Joe Casello. Clint Streicher is no longer Casello’s district secretary.

Off: Roshanda Jackson is no longer legislative assistant for Jacksonville Democratic Rep. Kimberly Daniels.

Off and on: Jaylin Martir moved from district secretary to legislative assistant for Miami-Dade Republican Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin.

Off and on: Justin Gendler became a district secretary for Davie Democratic Rep. Mike Gottlieb. Gendler previously served as secretary for former Rep. Katie Edwards.

Off and on: Lance Barnett is no longer district secretary for Tampa Republican Rep. James Grant. Brandon Ursrey is no longer Grant’s legislative assistant. Kimberly Simon moved from district secretary to legislative assistant.

Off and on: Joanne Mullins replaced Kelley Seward as district secretary for Pensacola Republican Rep. Mike Hill.

On: Erwin Nesi is district secretary for Lantana Democratic Rep. Al Jacquet.

On and off: Nephtalie Jacques is district secretary for North Miami Democratic Rep. Dotie Joseph. Briana Cartwright is no longer Joseph’s district secretary.

On and off: Vicky Summerhill became a legislative assistant to Hudson Republican Rep. Amber Mariano. Summerhill had previously worked for Rep. Halsey Beshears. Scott Benton is no longer Mariano’s legislative assistant.

Off and on: Mikhail Scott is no longer legislative assistant to Miami Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee. Juanita Olvera moved from district secretary to legislative assistant McGhee’s office.

On and off: Brooke Evans became legislative assistant to Jacksonville Republican Rep. Jason Fischer. She was previously district secretary to Palm City Republican Rep. Toby Overdorf. Rachel Lockhart is no longer Fisher’s legislative assistant.

On and off: Marti Bueso is district secretary for Miami Republican Rep. Anthony Rodriguez. Eva Martinez is no longer Rodriguez’s district secretary.

Off: Kristopher Justs is no longer legislative assistant to Boca Raton Democratic Rep. Emily Slosberg.

On: Cyndie McQuaig became district secretary to Ocala Republican Rep. Charlie Stone.

Off: Brooke Christy is no longer a district secretary to Windermere Democratic Rep. Geri Thompson.

Off and on: Jennifer Griffith replaced Margie Ramirez as district secretary for Gulfport Democratic Rep. Jennifer Webb.

On and off: Jonathan Till replaced Brandon Ursrey as a legislative assistant for Land O’Lakes Republican Rep. Adrian Zika. Till had previously served as LA for Rep. Danny Burgess.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist, editor and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing, reporting and management experience, Phil produced content for both print and online, in addition to founding several specialty websites, including HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range included covering news, local government and entertainment reviews for Patch.com, technical articles, and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine as well as advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as editor and production manager for Extensive Enterprises Media since 2013 and lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul. He can be reached at phil.ammann@gmail.com.

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