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It's nice to be Stan



PORT CHARLOTTE - Stan Whitney writes letters to politicians when he's mad and always answers the phone. That's why his property insurance is about $500 cheaper than anyone else's on the block.

In November, Whitney wrote then Gov.-elect Charlie Crist to complain that his insurance premium doubled in a year. Soon, the 79-year-old became the poster boy for insurance reform. His Tallahassee nickname, "Stan the Man," buzzed around the Capitol. He dined at the governor's mansion and hobnobbed with legislators. Crist called him a "wonderful man."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:56pm]


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