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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: Pepper Uchino is no longer staff director of the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation.

On: Ellen Rogers is now staff director for the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation.

On: Gail Vail joined the Senate Minority Office staff as a legislative analyst.

Off: Keaton Alexander left her role as legislative assistant to Trilby Republican state Sen. Wilton Simpson.

On: Mary Kassabaum was promoted to legislative assistant at the Simpson’s Brooksville office.

Off: Danny Collins is no longer a legislative analyst with the House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee.

Off: Ellen Wolfgang Rogers is no longer a senior attorney for the House Finance & Tax Committee.

On: Martha Adeyemo is now an administrative assistant for the House Local & Federal Affairs Committee.

Off: Kathleen Brown-Blake is no longer the attorney for the House Business & Professions Subcommittee.

On: Jonathan Riveras is now the district secretary for Hialeah Republican state Rep. Bryan Avila.

Off: Wesley Davis is no longer the district secretary for Lakeland Republican state Rep. Coleen Burton.

On: Eric Gooden is now the legislative assistant for Deerfield Beach Democratic state Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed.

Off: Tyler Russell is no longer the district secretary for Eucheeanna Republican state Rep. Brad Drake.

On: Allison Hopkins is now Drake’s district secretary.

Off: Jennifer Fudala is no longer legislative assistant for Pensacola Republican state Rep. Clay Ingram.

On: Zachary McCulley is now Ingram’s legislative assistant.

Off: Sarah Schmuck is no longer Ingram’s district secretary.

On: Ashley Fairbrother is now district secretary for Jacksonville Republican state Rep. Lake Ray.

On: Melinda Ward is the new district secretary at Democratic state Sen. Joseph Abruzzo’s Wellington office.

Off: Nicole Graham is no longer a legislative assistant for Hollywood Democratic state Sen. Eleanor Sobel.

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