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The latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a hat-tip to LobbyTools, the latest of who is on — and off — the legislative staffing merry-go-round.

Off: Christine Biron is no longer legislative assistant for state Sen. Darren Soto.

On: Martin Rivera takes Biron’s place as Soto’s legislative assistant.

Off & on: Michael Willson is leaving as legislative analyst for the House Economic Affairs Committee.

On: Stephanie Johnson replaces Willson as the new legislative analyst for the Economic Affairs Committee.

On: Derek Miller is the new administrative assistant for the House Education Committee.

Off: Kerrington Kiner is leaving as policy chief of the House Veteran & Military Affairs Subcommittee.

On: Jason Thompson, a former committee analyst, will take over as chief of Veteran & Military Affairs.

On: Alex Moore takes a role as attorney for the House Government Operations Subcommittee.

Off: Katherine San Pedro is no longer the legislative assistant for state Rep. Bryan Avila.

Off: Jennifer Gurland is no longer legislative assistant for state Rep. Lori Berman.

Off: Joseph Sosa is leaving his post as district secretary for state Rep. Manny Diaz.

Off & On: Bryan Vallejo is no longer district secretary for state Rep. Dwight Dudley.

On: Aeriel Harlacher will be Dudley’s new district secretary.

On: Veronica Buie has taken a role as legislative assistant for state Rep. Kionne McGhee.

On: Wendi Leach is the new district secretary for state Rep. Greg Steube.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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