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Rep. Kriseman wants Glorioso off Sansom panel



Rep. Rick Kriseman wants Plant City Republican Rich Glorioso removed from the panel that will look at Ray Sansom and his dealings with a Panhandle college.

"I know him to be a decent man and a quality lawmaker who has served both our state and our country with honor," Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg, writes in a letter to House Speaker Larry Cretul. "My concern is the perception following reports that he received campaign contributions from Mr. Jay Odom via Rep. Ray Sansom. I believe even the perception of bias hurts our efforts to restore the public's confidence in the Florida House of Representatives, and so I hope you consider replacing Rep. Glorioso with a Republican who has no ties to Mr. Odom." (full letter here)

Weeks ago Glorioso said he would have no problem being impartial. But he insisted that if the speaker wants him off the Select Committee, he will not protest. Cretul has spoken to Glorioso but has not made any decision. More here on the $500 Glorioso got from Odom via Sansom.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:53pm]


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