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Murray, Peter F.

Personnel note: Pete Murray to Colodny Fass

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Colodny Fass has snagged another “policy and legislative strategy veteran” with the hire of Peter F. Murray, the firm announced Tuesday.

Murray was Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Commission on Offender Review, formerly the Florida Parole Commission.

He also was Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Department of Corrections, and has worked in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget.

Before that, Murray was a Senior Program Analyst under then-Gov. Charlie Crist, focusing on energy and climate issues.

Early on, he was a property insurance claims adjuster for Liberty Mutual Group, and that experience will assist “Colodny Fass’ many property and casualty insurance company clients,” the firm said.

Murray has a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida State University, where he also got his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology.

He will be based in Tallahassee.

Before joining Florida Politics, journalist and attorney James Rosica was state government reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., working at dailies and weekly papers in Philadelphia after graduation. Rosica joined the Tallahassee Democrat in 1997, later moving to the courts beat, where he reported on the 2000 presidential recount. In 2005, Rosica left journalism to attend law school in Philadelphia, afterwards working part time for a public-interest law firm. Returning to writing, he covered three legislative sessions in Tallahassee for The Associated Press, before joining the Tribune’s re-opened Tallahassee bureau in 2013. He can be reached at

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