First day on the job in Gov. Scott’s office for Pete Antonacci, Darrick McGhee

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Pete Antonacci starts as general counsel in Governor Rick Scott’s office, replacing Jesse Panuccio, who is the new head of the Department of Economic Opportunity. Antonacci is a former deputy attorney general who most recently had been named to a fill out a term heading a south Florida state attorney’s office. 

Tuesday is also the first day of work in a new job for Darrick McGhee, who will become the Scott administration’s director of legislative affairs. McGhee was previously chief of staff at DEO. 

Via The News Service of Florida.

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