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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

Off: Shirley Proctor is no longer administrative assistant to the Senate Committee on Judiciary.

On: Joyce Butler has become the new administrative assistant for Judiciary.

Off & On: Ned Luczynski has become policy chief for the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee after leaving his role as policy chief for the House Business & Professions Subcommittee.

Off: Tom Cooper is no longer policy chief for Insurance & Banking.

On: Kristen Nyman is now the legislative assistant for Miami Republican Rep. Frank Artiles.

On: George Fossett is now the district secretary for Plantation Democratic Rep. Katie Edwards.

On: Franchezka Rosso is now the district secretary for West Park Democratic Rep. Shev Jones.

Off: Mary Gilligan is no longer the district secretary for Jacksonville Republican Rep. Lake Ray.

Off: Jasmine Villanueva has stepped down as district secretary for Estero Republican Rep. Ray Rodrigues.

Off: Laurel Bolderson is no longer the legislative assistant for Boca Raton Democrat Rep. Irv Slosberg.

Off: Nicolette Castagna left her role as legislative analyst for the House Health & Human Services Committee.

Off: Abby Ross is now the legislative assistant for Lantana Democratic Rep. Lori Berman.

Off: Kelsey Gorry is no longer the district secretary for Cape Coral Republican Rep. Dane Eagle.

On: Melissa Thompson is now the district secretary for Fort Myers Republican Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen.

On: Isabela Dorneles has become the new district secretary for Coconut Creek Democratic Rep. Kristin Jacobs.

On: Andrew Green is now district secretary for Winter Park Republican Rep. Mike Miller.

Off: Amanda Geltz is no longer district secretary for Gainesville Republican Rep. Keith Perry.

On: Joseph Fluriach has taken over as Perry’s district secretary.

Off: Libby Maxwell is no longer district secretary for Avon Park Republican Rep. Cary Pigman.

On: Justin Morgan is now Pigman’s new district secretary.

Off: John Kotyk is no longer legislative assistant for St. Johns Republican Rep. Cyndi Stevenson.

On: Morgan Miller is now the district secretary for Mount Dora Republican Rep. Jennifer Sullivan.

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