Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians: #18 – John Legg

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#18 on the list of Tampa Bay’s most powerful politicians is Senator John Legg.

“Senator John Legg has been at the forefront of education reform and improvement in Florida.  In fact, any significant piece of legislation that has dealt with improving the public education system in our state most likely had direct input by Senator John Legg.  As a charter school administrator he understands first-hand the challenges public schools face.  He has successfully taken that experience and put it into practice in Tallahassee.  He is a recognized leader in this field.  Over the years countless legislators have turned to him for advice and guidance on matters that pertain to public education.  

“Senator Legg has been entrusted with numerous leadership positions during his service in both the House and the Senate.  He has worked tirelessly and has traveled the state extensively to learn and understand the needs of all Floridians.  Even more importantly he has taken that knowledge and used it to craft legislation that has had major impact on public policy.  Few legislators understand the legislative process better than Senator Legg.  Few are more effective than he is.” — Representative Mike Fasano

For a complete explanation of how this list was created and who comprised the panel which assembled it, please read here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.