Key personnel note: Jeff Takacs named Staff Director for House Majority Office

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Yesterday, in Sunburn (a daily email about what’s hot in Florida politics), it was reported that Brad Herold, former campaign manager for Adam Hasner, is the new Deputy Staff Director in the Florida House’s Majority Office.

And who is Herold’s boss?

Jeff Takacs has been named Staff Director in House Majority. Takacs is said to have earned the trust of Speaker Will Weatherford when Takacs served as a staffer on the House Redistricting Committee. Takacs was one of the legislative analysts who traveled the state with Weatherford for the public hearings as part of the reapportionment process.

I’m told there is quite a revamp underway in the House Majority, with Weatherford and other Republicans intent on making the office a more forceful advocate for GOP legislators.

Bringing in Takacs and Herold is certainly a solid first step towards accomplishing that goal.

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