Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians: #17 – Mike Fasano

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#17 on the list of Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians is Representative Mike Fasano.

“Representative Mike Fasano has spent the past 19 years in service to the people of Florida.  Having spent 10 years in the Florida Senate, and now his ninth year in the Florida House, Mike Fasano has put the needs of hardworking Floridians and retirees at the top of his TO-DO List.  As a champion of consumer-friendly legislation and policy, he has consistently dedicated his time and effort to making sure that the average Floridian has a voice in a process that is too often dominated by large corporations and the highly paid lobbyists that represent them. 

Additionally, increasing public safety, creating ways to access affordable health care for the uninsured and the under-insured, and ensuring that runaway property insurance rates are kept in check, have all been foundational principles upon which his legislative priories are built.  Topping all is a highly regarded constituent service program.  Representative Fasano works to ensure that everyone he represents has the ability to participate not only in the legislative process, but to make sure they receive the help they need to manage the maze of government bureaucracy.” — Senior legislative aide Greg Giordano

For a complete explanation of how this list was created and who comprised the panel which assembled it, please read here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.