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Lotanes Respond



Buzz asked former OIR communications chief Bob Lotane late Monday about why his wife Robin Lotane dropped out of her unopposed race for judge in Leon County Court, and got this response, via email. (Buzz apologizes for late posting.) Robin Lotane had been on suspension with pay from that office but was fired on Monday. Bob Lotane resigned his job at OIR last week, for starting a campaign flier for a fundraiser for Robin Lotane at the office.

"Robin has decided to withdraw her candidacy for Circuit Court Judge based on recent events. She has an unblemished 17 year career rising from an entry level assistant state attorney position to Chief Assistant for the 2nd judicial circuit. Inexplicably, on Saturday, her former boss, Willie Meggs, made statements about her that were completely incorrect and seemed only aimed at justifying his decision to drop murder charges - which was entirely within his purview and did not require him to find someone to blame."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:45pm]


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