Tag: Steve Crisafulli

Peter SchorschJanuary 18, 2017

Add state Senator Denise Grimsley to the growing list of Florida politicos thinking about 2018. The Sebring Republican said Tuesday that she is considering a 2018 run for Agriculture Commissioner. A registered nurse and hospital administrator, Grimsley said in a interview via text message that agriculture has always played a big role in her life. “It’s a big […]

Staff ReportsDecember 20, 2016

Former House Speaker Steve Crisafulli will serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the Fish & Wildlife Commission of Florida. “Steve has been an extraordinary leader in all of his community, business and legislative endeavors,” chairman Rodney Barreto said in a written statement Tuesday. “His thoughtful pragmatism, deep ties to the land, […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterNovember 29, 2016

Donald Trump’s transition finance committee will host a major fundraiser in New York next week, and several well-known Florida politicos are among those supporters listed on the invitation. The fundraiser, which was first reported by POLITICO, is scheduled for Dec. 7 in New York. According to POLITICO, the $5,000 per person fundraiser will benefit Trump […]

Terry RoenNovember 8, 2016

Republicans won handily two Brevard County races for state House seats. House District 51 Republican Tom Goodson won the HD 51 seat in Brevard County. He received 50,163 votes, or 60 percent, over Democrat Mike Blake’s 33,971, or 40 percent of the vote. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, who currently represents District 51, could not seek re-election […]

Peter SchorschOctober 31, 2016

In both life and politics, the only thing that’s constant is change. While elections give voters a view of the future, it also provides some retiring politicians a chance to look back. As two influential Florida lawmakers say their goodbyes — former Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli — they reflect on changes, and legislative successes, during […]

Phil AmmannOctober 11, 2016

With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements — both on and off — of the legislative merry-go-round. Off: Mary Kassabaum is no longer legislative assistant for Trilby Republican state Sen. Wilton Simpson. Off: Caroline Crow is no longer district secretary for Rockledge Republican state Sen. Thad Altman. On: Matthew Hunter is returning as legislative assistant for Fort […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 3, 2016

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli suspended Reggie Fullwood Monday in a terse one-paragraph letter, bringing an ignominious end to his political career. “As you are guilty of a felony,” Crisafulli writes, “you are suspended immediately.” Fullwood is not entitled to pay for the rest of his term. He also has to close his intraoffice expense account and return funds […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 30, 2016

In the classic tradition of politics in Florida, some big news developed during Happy Hour on Friday. A day after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges, Reggie Fullwood filed a letter Friday with Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner saying he is no longer a candidate in House District 13. Fullwood’s withdrawal, said the letter, was “effective immediately,” to “permit […]


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