Tag: Stephen Bittel

Peter SchorschNovember 14, 2018

It has been a year since former Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel resigned his post due to allegations over bizarre sexual behavior. With a half-dozen FDP employees and consultants describing him as misogynistic and demeaning and sharing sordid stories about him having fake breasts on his desk and asking employees about their sexual proclivities. […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 25, 2018

House District 27, which encompasses western and southern Volusia County, does not often engage the interest of Jacksonville Democrats. However, this cycle is different. Neil Henrichsen, an attorney and a former chair of the Duval County Democratic Party, is vying for the party’s nomination. And many of Jacksonville’s most prominent Democrats will be on the host […]

Peter SchorschMay 1, 2018

Tessa Bay is now the new Deputy Executive Director of the Florida Alliance, sources tell Florida Politics.  This furthers the rumor that Stephen Bittel is reasserting himself via the Alliance into state Democratic politics. He’s the former state party chair who resigned late last year after accusations of inappropriate remarks and behavior toward women.  Bay was director of the chair’s office. […]

Peter SchorschApril 19, 2018

Carlos Odio is stepping down as managing director of the Florida Alliance, a secretive group of high-value Democratic donors, Florida Politics has learned.  Odio was a staff member in the Obama administration and is the son-in-law of embattled U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey. Chris Findlater, co-founder of online auto insurance business NetQuote and one of […]

Mitch PerryMarch 1, 2018

Former Florida Democratic Party president Sally Boynton Brown is in Tampa Thursday night to lead a “progressive message trailing” session. Some Hillsborough Democrats aren’t happy about Brown coming to town. The former executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party was hired in April 2017 by then-FDP chair Stephen Bittel to replace longtime President Scott Arceneaux. But Boynton Brown’s tenure […]

Mitch PerryDecember 10, 2017

Terrie Rizzo, who began her political career as a campaign volunteer a little more than a dozen years ago, was selected Saturday by Florida Democrats to lead their party for the next three years. Rizzo, chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Democrats, easily beat Brevard County Democratic Chairwoman Stacey Patel in an 830-291 vote by […]


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