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Rick Scott announces 14 board appointments

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On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 14 appointments to a variety of state boards and commissions. Pinellas County Housing Authority Scott began by reappointing Joseph Triolo and Michael Guju to the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Triolo, 59, of Saint Petersburg, is a program manager for Duke Energy. He is reappointed for a term ending Jan. 21, 2018. Guju, 57, of Palm Harbor, is the president of Guju Law Firm and Equity National Title. He is reappointed for a term ending…

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Rick Scott reappoints two to Pinellas Housing Authority

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday the reappointments of Joseph Triolo and Michael Guju to the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Triolo, 59, of St. Petersburg, is a program manager for Duke Energy. He is reappointed for a term beginning Dec. 16 and ending Jan. 21, 2018. Triolo was appointed to PCHA’s board of commissioners in 2009 and served as chairman from 2009 through June. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Triolo also serves on the board of directors of the Florida…

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Gov. Scott reappoints Alan Swartz to Pinellas Housing Authority

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On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Alan L. Swartz to the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Swartz, 56, of Pinellas Park, will continue on the five-member Board of Commissioners, which is tasked with developing high-quality housing opportunities for residents of Pinellas County. The PCHA controls oversight, policy and government funding for the largest housing authority in Pinellas County. Each member serves a four-year term. Swartz is a certified public accountant with Swartz and Company PA. Previously, he had…

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Joe Triolo re-elected chair of Pinellas Housing Authority

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On Wednesday, the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) had their annual meeting to elect new officers. Joseph Triolo was re-elected chairman while former Chairperson Angela Rouson was elected vice-chairperson for the upcoming year. The PCHA has had a dramatic turnaround and is becoming increasingly active in producing affordable housing units for the citizens of Pinellas County.  Since the turbulent departure of its past executive director, the Board along with its new Executive Director Debbie Johnson, has become engaged in housing…

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City of St. Petersburg’s lobbyist resigns – updated

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The effervescent Laura Boehmer has resigned from her position as the City of St. Petersburg’s full-time lobbyist, less than five weeks after Mayor Bill Foster took office. According to my sources, Ms. Boehmer has agreed to take a position with uber lobbying firm Southern Strategies. “Laura has represented St. Petersburg very well in Tallahassee over the past several years, and we wish her well as she continues her career in legislative affairs with a private firm,” said Senior Administrator Dave…

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City of St. Petersburg’s lobbyist resigns – updated

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The effervescent Laura Boehmer has resigned from her position as the City of St. Petersburg’s full-time lobbyist, less than five weeks after Mayor Bill Foster took office. According to my sources, Ms. Boehmer has agreed to take a position with uber lobbying firm Southern Strategies. “Laura has represented St. Petersburg very well in Tallahassee over the past several years, and we wish her well as she continues her career in legislative affairs with a private firm,” said Senior Administrator Dave…

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In a nutshell, why I think Charlie Crist lost the Pinellas GOP’s straw ballot

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Update: 9:53 a.m. – Crist brushes off straw poll loss: “It’s such a small number compared to the electorate,” he said. Crist said he probably wouldn’t have touted the results even if he had won. “I touted some of them in 1998 when I won and I know what that result was (he lost to Democratic Sen. Bob Graham), so I don’t put much stock in them,” he said Let’s not forget how ecstatic Crist was in 2006 when won…

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