Sen. Wilton Simpson opens district office, makes smart hires; brings in Rachel Perrin Rogers

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Newly elected Senator Wilton Simpson is wasting no time opening his district office and making smart hires, including bringing-in veteran, yet somehow still up-and-coming legislative aide Rachel Perrin Rogers.

On Wednesday, Simpson announced the details of the opening of his office in New Port Richey.

“The New Port Richey office is located at 5612 Grand Boulevard,” said Senator Simpson. “We’re hosting an open house on Saturday, December 1, and I would welcome constituents to drop in and meet myself and my staff.”

Details regarding the open house and the opening of a district office on the northeastern side of District 18 will be provided at a later date.

Simpson also announced details about his new legislative staff.

Judy Parker, a lifetime resident of New Port Richey, will be serving as District Office Manager. Judy has been active in the Pasco County community for decades. Currently, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando Community College. As a former small business owner and real estate professional, Judy is dedicated and committed to assisting the constituents of District 18.

Patrick Weightman will serve as Senator Simpson’s Legislative Assistant. Born and raised in Pasco County, Patrick has been working for Senator Simpson in various capacities since graduating from the University of Florida in 2011. Patrick will travel to Tallahassee for committee weeks and the legislative session.

Rachel Perrin Rogers will serve as Senator Simpson’s Chief Aide in Tallahassee, handling legislative requests and public relations. For the last four years, she was employed as an aide in the Florida Senate. Prior to that, she worked as an analyst for the Senate Commerce Committee and the Legislative Article V Technology Board. Rachel recently graduated with a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida State University.

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