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It’s official: Jim Boxold resigns as state Transportation secretary

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Gov. Rick Scott Monday officially announced the resignation of state Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold after FloridaPolitics.com broke the story of his departure last Friday night. Boxold’s resignation is effective Feb. 3, the governor said in a statement. Rachel Cone, who is now Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration, will serve as interim secretary. Later Monday, the governmental affairs firm Capital City Consulting also confirmed he was joining the team. “Jim Boxold has done a great job leading FDOT and I want to thank him for…

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Jim Boxold to step down as DOT head for lobbying job

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In the second of two surprise departures from the Gov. Rick Scott administration, the secretary of the state’s Department of Transportation is expected to step down to pursue a career in the private sector. Jim Boxold, who was appointed in December 2014 to succeed Ananth Prasad, is leavinf to join the governmental affairs firm Capital City Consulting, multiple sources have confirmed. An announcement about Boxold’s joining the firm could come as soon as Monday. Boxold is the second department head to leave the Scott Administration…

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