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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney Genergal. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team:

State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas

State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg

State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville: State Attorney for Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit and long-time political leader and activist in northeast Florida; Gonzalo Dorta, Miami: Prominent attorney, recognized political leader and key fundraiser with strong ties to the campaign organization of former Governor Jeb Bush; Martin Garcia, Tampa: Prominent attorney, investor, philanthropist, and Vice Chairman of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission; Phil Handy, Orlando: President of Winter Park Capital Company, past Chair of the Florida Board of Education, and recognized state political and fundraising leader for the campaigns of both Presidents Bush and Governor Jeb Bush; Tom Lee, Tampa: Vice-President of Sabal Homes and former President of the Florida Senate; Jorge Luis Lopez, Miami: Prominent attorney, philanthropic activist, and recent candidate for the Florida House of Representatives; Kathleen Shanahan, Tampa: CEO of WRS Compass, Inc., former Chief of Staff to Vice-President Dick Cheney, and former Chief of Staff to Governor Jeb Bush; Levi Williams, Ft. Lauderdale: Prominent attorney, appointed by Attorney General Bill McCollum to serve on the Council on the Status of Black Men and Boys, and past legal counsel to the Broward County Republican Party.


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