Patricia Levesque shares the credit for her INFLUENCE Magazine Golden Rotunda award

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Patricia Levesque, the education reformer at the head of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, was the recipient of the 2016 Golden Rotunda award as Florida’s best education lobbyist. However, if you ask Levesque, it is a team effort that makes the Foundation such a potent force for reform.

Levesque emailed me Friday to say that she didn’t deserve the recognition.

“I have such a hardworking, passionate team who make me look good,” Levesque wrote.

Among those who Levesque says she in her honor: Debbie Mortham, the Foundation’s legislative affairs director; Alexandra Dominquez, who handles legislative affairs, Shan Goff, FFF’s state policy director, Alex Kelly, the organization’s vice president of advocaty, Allison Aubuchon, its statewide communications director, and Kate Wallace, the community engagement director for the foundation.

“(So) many other individuals on the team worked much harder and much longer hours to ensure Florida students and parents have more opportunities for a high quality education,” insisted Levesque, who almost sounds like a Pro Bowl quarterback who knows its the offensive line who makes him look so good.

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