Uh-oh: Ben Wilcox withdraws as lobbyist for Integrity Florida

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First, it was board member Martin Dyckman who resigned from the board of Integrity Florida after it was revealed a report by the organization was financed by Americans for Prosperity. Then a second board member, Barbara Petersen, resigned from the group.

Now, reading the latest roster of lobbyist registrations, Ben Wilcox, the research director for the organization, has withdrawn as a lobbyist for Integrity Florida. That does not mean Wilcox is no longer with the organization, it just means he doesn’t intend to lobby for it or its issues.

***UPDATE***A colleague on Twitter notes that Wilcox’s profile was part of the staffing page on the Integrity Florida website as late as February 3. That profile is no longer on the site’s staffing page.

Calls and messages to executive director Dan Krassner and Wilcox have not been returned.


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