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Fish, hot dogs, corn dogs, gall

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August

Proctor FAMU political science instructor Bill Proctor (left) may be the source of many a jarring newspaper headline (run-ins with the elections commission, the ethics commission, the IRS, the state attorney, the traffic court … ). But he knows how to please his boss.

In his capacity as a Leon County commissioner, Proctor's throwing a shindig tonight for FAMU President James Ammons, complete with free fish, hot dogs and corn dogs. The details are front and center on the FAMU website, under the headline, "Commissioner Proctor Holds Big Welcome and Kickoff."

Proctor was profiled in a July 11 St. Petersburg Times story which noted Ammons was provost in 2000, when Proctor was hired as a visiting professor. At the time, Proctor was under investigation for campaign finance violations - a probe that led to one of the biggest fines ever handed down by the Florida Elections Commission.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:21am]

    

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