Tag: Don Hahnfeldt

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 1, 2018

There’s a new collective voice in the Legislature for Florida veterans. Composed of 16 state lawmakers, the Veterans and Military Families Caucus is a sizeable, bipartisan effort looking to secure legislation that would benefit former and current military personnel and their families. On Thursday, the newly formed caucus announced their support for 22 pieces of […]

Jim RosicaDecember 29, 2017

Flags will be flown at half-staff next Tuesday to honor the late state Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday. Hahnfeldt, first elected last year to represent House District 33, died on Christmas Eve. The district includes Sumter County and parts of Lake and Marion counties. Scott ordered the U.S. and state flags to be […]

Danny McAuliffeDecember 27, 2017

State Rep. Don Hahnfeldt’s funeral will take place 11 a.m. on Jan. 2 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church located at 7081 SE Highway 42, Summerfield, Florida 34491, according to a memorandum issued to all Florida House members. The Republican lawmaker representing Sumter and parts of Lake and Marion counties died unexpectedly of cancer. […]

Peter SchorschDecember 26, 2017

Republican state Representative Don Hahnfeldt has died of cancer. He was 73. Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran confirmed Hahnfeldt’s death Monday afternoon, notifying members “of the passing of our friend and colleague Representative Don Hahnfeldt.” Corcoran echoed the consensus assessment of Hahnfeldt: that he led an impressive life, which included service as a submarine commander […]

Staff ReportsDecember 19, 2017

Legislation being called the “Tobacco 21 Act” has been filed for the 2018 Session to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Backing this year’s bills (SB 1288, HB 1029) are Sen. David Simmons, a Longwood Republican, and Reps. Don Hahnfeldt of The Villages (a Republican) and Lori Berman of Lantana (a Democrat). “Raising the age […]

Staff ReportsJune 6, 2017

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Hope Holt, formerly calendar coordinator in the House Clerk’s Office, is now serving as a program specialist for the Office of Professional Development. Off: Tina White stepped down as policy chief for the House Criminal Justice […]


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