Gov. Rick Scott today appointed a four new faces to the nine-member board that oversees the South Florida Water Management District, the largest and oldest of the state's five water management districts.
In are Daniel DeLisi (who replaces Charles Dauray, a Crist appointee who wanted his job back), Daniel O'Keefe, Timothy Sargent and Jim Moran.
Moran and his daughter, Marianne Moran, run the Tea Party in Action. During Scott's primary campaign last summer, Marianne Moran organized a protest of then-Gov. Charlie Crist's deal to buy U.S. Sugar/Everglades restoration deal outside the SFWMD and featured Scott as the keynote speaker.
The protest was interrupted by South Florida Tea Party Chairman Everett Wilkinson. Here's a video of the whole press conference, which includes Scott and Marianne Moran shaking hands at the start. The video is shot by Lane Wright, who is now Scott's press secretary.
Scott, who moved Glenn Waldman from an at-large district to the Broward County seat on the board, still has one more appointee. Here are the official bios of his appointees today:
DeLisi, 37, of Estero, is a self-employed planning and engineering consultant. He is appointed to represent Collier, Lee, Hendry and Charlotte counties for a term beginning May 10, 2011, and ending March 1, 2015.
Moran, 63, of West Palm Beach, is a self-employed attorney. He is appointed to represent Palm Beach County for a term beginning May 10, 2011, and ending March 1, 2015.
O'Keefe, 43, of Windermere, is an attorney with Shutts and Bowan LLP. He is appointed to represent Glades, Okeechobee, Highlands, Polk, Orange and Osceola counties for a term beginning May 10, 2011, and ending March 1, 2012.
Sargent, 41, of West Palm Beach, is the director of tax and operating company chief financial officer for Huizenga Holdings Inc. He is appointed as an at-large member for a term beginning May 10, 2011, and ending March 1, 2014.
Waldman, 51, of Weston, is a self-employed attorney. He is appointed to represent Broward County for a term beginning May 9, 2011, and ending March 1, 2014.