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John Romano column: We need Mike Fasano in the Legislature



Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano doesn't mince words in his column on how he feels about state Rep. Mike Fasano possibly leaving the Legislature. An excerpt:

The fighter has grown weary.

Nearly 20 years later, he has grown tired of the odds. Tired of how the game has changed. Tired of too many losses in too many important battles.

State Rep. Mike Fasano wants to come home.

Fasano, 55, has asked the governor to consider appointing him tax collector of Pasco County, a job for which he is eminently qualified, eager and deserving.

And so it is from the bottom of my heart that I say: I hope the governor blows this call.

I hope he lets personal feelings get in the way. I hope he does not let bygones be bygones. I hope he does the spiteful thing and ignores Fasano's candidacy.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:02am]


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