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Pasco Sheriff Bob White shows up at Capitol today



Pasco Sheriff Bob White isn't doing much to tamp down speculation that he's retiring in April to possibly take a job in Gov. Rick Scott's administration. He was at the Capitol this morning when he ran into a reporter.

White, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, said he was in Tallahassee for meetings related to his roles on Scott's transition team and with the Florida Sheriff's Association. He said he isn't angling for any job with Scott and that the governor has not asked him about filling any posts, either.

"What part of that little word 'no' don't you people understand?" he said.

But he still declined to rule it out.

White says he wants to retire after a decade as Pasco's sheriff to spend more time with his 18-month-old grandaughter. Meanwhile, State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, the state senator who lured him to Pasco to run in the first place, told the Buzz earlier today that he might run for White's post.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:52pm]


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