Tag: Eleanor Sobel
Smokestacks from the Greenridge Generation power plant tower above nearby homes. Image via The Associated Press.

Phil AmmannDecember 15, 2015
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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – the legislative merry-go-round. On: Caitlin Butler, formerly Florida field director for Turning Point USA, is now district secretary for Altamonte Springs Republican State Rep. Bob Cortes. Off: Jonathon Little is no longer Cortes’ legislative assistant. He […]

Ryan RayDecember 4, 2015
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Broward Sen. Eleanor Sobel announced Friday she will run for mayor of Hollywood, confirming speculation that began shortly after Mayor Peter Bober announced he would not seek re-election. Sobel said in September she was “forestalling any decision until after the Legislative Session is completed in March” of next year, but has had a change of heart. The Democratic […]

Phil AmmannNovember 24, 2015
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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. Off and On: Nancy Bernier is no longer a legislative assistant for Rockledge Republican state Sen. Thad Altman. She is now the district secretary for Melbourne Republican state Rep. Ritch Workman. Off: […]

Ryan RayOctober 5, 2015
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Hollywood Sen. Eleanor Sobel filed the “Victoria Q. Gaetz Racing Greyhound Protection Act” for the second time in as many years Friday. The bill, whose title honors the animal-loving wife of former Senate president Sen. Don Gaetz, would mandate that greyhound racetrack operators report all injuries to the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. While many tracks […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 21, 2015
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Author and child advocate Lauren Book has drawn an opponent in her campaign for Sen. Eleanor Sobel’s Senate District 33 seat. Davie Democrat Emmanuel Blimie filed Wednesday, setting up a primary in the left-leaning seat. The candidates have more in common than just their senate aspirations. Like Book, Blimie is also an author and founder of […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 1, 2015
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Plantation-based author and child advocate Lauren Book has made it official: She’s begun her long-awaited candidacy for Florida Senate with a list of high-profile endorsements. Book, 30 and a former teacher, is CEO of Lauren’s Kids, a nonprofit foundation to educate children, parents, and teachers about preventing childhood sexual abuse. She is running as a […]


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