Thank You, for 16 Years of Memories

Nov 1, 2012

After 16 years in the Florida Legislature, six in the House and 10 in the Senate, my time in elected office is coming to an end on Election Day. Due to term limits, which...

read more

The Man Behind the Curtain

Mar 22, 2012

Nine months ago, Polk County was united in its support for USF Polytechnic, satisfied that the branch campus, which has served Polk students for 23 years, had financial autonomy and a smart new emphasis...

read more

Florida Redistricting: More Transparent Than Fair...

Jan 19, 2012

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate voted 34-6 to approve redistricting maps for the state senate and U.S. Congress. Early in the debate, Sen. Don Gaetz, who chairs the reapportionment committee, said, “Vox populi, vox...

read more