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Rubio re-fires '100 Ideas'



P1010047 House Speaker Marco Rubio this morning helped launch -- and his political future.

The organization is designed to further the "idea-raising" concept Rubio helped design and used as a platform for the House agenda. Now he will help the organization of the same name raise money and spread the word through speaking engagements. Of course it will keep the term-limited Miami Republican in the public eye.

"People have wonderful ideas in this state .. and where do those ideas go, how do they get to Tallahassee? I think today we can be less complacent than we were in the past,"  board chairman William Holly (pictured center) said during a news conference at the Florida Press Center.

"100 Ideas isn't just a product," Rubio said. "People focus on the book and the product, the ideas. Obviously that's important. But it's more about the process. After about seven, six years of being here, I came to realize if you look at the legislative agenda, so much of it historically has been driven by the people who are hired to come here and talk to us about issues ... But that should not be the sole source of our agenda in government."

The Board Members of 100Ideas.Org, Inc. are:

  • William Holly of Coral Gables, Chairman
  • Bertica Cabrera Morris of Orlando, Vice-Chair
  • Mark Proctor of Tampa, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Robin Hoffman of Palm Coast, Board Member

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:16pm]


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