Gov. Rick Scott's appointment withdrawals highlight more obscure professional boards
In 2007, Gov. Charlie Crist invited his trusted hometown coiffeur to fill a position on the state Barbers' Board. Yes, there is one. Just like there are professional boards for boxing, acupuncture, interior design, auctioneers and more. Carl Troup, 66, accepted Crist's offer and when his term expired Oct. 31, 2010, Crist reappointed him. Then Crist's own term expired. And in a classic new governor's move, Rick Scott withdrew the applications of dozens of Crist's unconfirmed appointees Wednesday. His decision affected a swath of leaders who, like Troup, meet a few times a year to guard their professions against illegal activity. They keep up with changes in industry statutes. Read more here.