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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner joins prominent GOPer Mary Ann Stiles firm

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Democratic state Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) recently joined the law firm Stiles, Taylor and Grace, which is headed by Mary Ann Stiles, a widely-respected, but prominent Republican who has pushed for a referendum that would give voter approval to the creation of an elected county mayor post. Stiles is a major contributor to Republican candidates and causes (actually Stiles gives generously to both sides, just much more often to the Rs).

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