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Scott Arceneaux out as Florida Democrats’ chief

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The first shoe has fallen in newly-elected chairman Stephen Bittel‘s reorganization of the Florida Democratic Party with executive director Scott Arceneaux on his way out. The party announced Tuesday that Arceneaux, who has served in that role through the tenures of three previous state party chairs, is stepping down, though not immediately. When Bittel won a resounding election Jan. 14, the tone that the Miami Beach developer established set the expectation that there would be a shake-up at the party, and he…

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Trial lawyers name Debra Henley new executive director

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The Florida Justice Association’s Board of Directors formally selected Debra Henley as its new executive director. This selection was made with the concurrence of the FJA’s Executive Committee. After a nationwide search with over 50 applicants, an intensive screening and interview process, Ms. Henley was recommended by the Executive Director Search Committee and FJA’s Executive Committee. “I am incredibly humbled by this selection,” said Ms. Henley. “The Florida Justice Association is the most effective group in Tallahassee battling to protect…

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Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered, in other words, the Delmar Johnson story

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For the past year, Delmar Johnson mixed and mingled with the well-heeled and powerful, chasing checks from large Republican donors from fishing piers in Key West to a football stadium in Boston. But even as the economy soured and GOP fundraising lagged, Johnson earned more than perhaps any party leader in Florida history — at least $408,000 as executive director and chief fundraiser for the Republican Party of Florida. His total pay was more than triple what party chairman Jim…

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