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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – the legislative merry-go-round.

Off and on: Nancy Bernier is no longer a legislative assistant for Rockledge Republican Sen. Thad Altman. She will become the new district secretary for Melbourne Republican Rep. Ritch Workman.

Off: Aaron McKinney is no longer the legislative assistant for Cutler Bay Democratic Sen. Dwight Bullard.

On: Shannon Cooper is Bullard’s new legislative assistant.

Off: Courtney Vandenberg is no longer a legislative assistant for Clearwater Republican Sen. Jack Latvala.

Off and on: Rep. Dwayne Taylor replaced Rep. Clovis Watson as the Minority Ranking Member of the State Affairs Committee. Both are members of the committee, only changing designations.

Off: Ned Hance is no longer legislative assistant to Spring Hill Republican Rep. Blaise Ingoglia,

On: Ashley Hofecker is Ingoglia’s new assistant.

Off: Ashley Fairbrother is no longer district secretary to Jacksonville Republican Rep. Lake Ray.

On: Derron Bennett is the new district secretary for Miami Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee.

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