Don Gaetz: Real power

December 19, 2008

State Sen. Don Gaetz has been appointed by Senate President Jeff Atwater to head the Senate Select Committee on Florida’s Economy. According to Atwater: “The mission of this Select Committee on Florida’s Economy is to create incentives and eliminate disincentives to economic recovery and growth…and to ensure that government functions more simply, more transparently, less expensively, and more effectively.”

Here are its members: Chair: Senator Don Gaetz (R), Vice Chair: Senator Jeremy Ring (D), Sen. JD Alexander (R), Sen. Michael S. “Mike” Bennett (R), Sen. Dan Gelber (D), Sen. Mike Haridopolos (R), Sen. Anthony C. “Tony” Hill, Sr. (D), Sen. James E. “Jim” King, Jr. (R), Sen. Ken Pruitt (R), Sen. Garrett S. Richter (R), Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D).

Gaetz’s other assignments include: Policy and Steering Committee on Commerce and Industry, Chair
Health Regulation, Chair
Policy and Steering Committee on Social Responsibility
Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means
Education Pre-K – 12
Health and Human Services Appropriations

What about our other state senator, Durell Peaden: Health and Human Services Appropriations, Chair
* Policy and Steering Committee on Commerce and Industry
* Policy and Steering Committee on Ways and Means
* Agriculture
* Commerce
* Judiciary
* Military Affairs and Domestic Security
* Joint Legislative Sunset Committee

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  • Paul LaCourse April 27, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Senator Gaetz,I am writing to you on behave of an excellant teacher in Okaloosa County. I am a licensed Realtor with Exit Realty N.F.I. and was assisting Rosalyn Best, a school teacher,in finding a home for her and her new husband. We found one and it was under contract to close April 30,2009. I have been working with Mrs. Best for about a year as her new husband was in Africa and made their decision upon his return.I say all that because in that time I have gotten to know the character and work ethic of this fine lady. Mrs. Best teaches at Okaloosa ECCI in Fort Walton Beach. I witnissed her exemplary teaching skills first hand on three occasions. Twice in her classroom I went by to have contracts signed for this home purchase. Another time, on her time, spends time mentoring these students whom I find to look up to her and her direction. Mrs. Best quote to her students is ” failure is not an option”. She is tough yet fair,she really cares about these kids and they her. Mrs. Best is the kind of teacher that is making a differance and at the same time maintains her Ethics on All accounts! Mrs. Best has received a pink slip and her kids are devastated! She and her husband will not be able to purchase this home! Her titles are:Alternative Intensive Math,Intensive Reading,ESE,ESOL,Middle Grade Intergraded Corriculum etc… Mrs. Best has 22 years teaching experiance and I feel it is my duty to alert you about this travesty. Please take the time to look into this matter! Thanks for your time Sen. Gaetz!


    Paul T LaCourse
    Exit Realty N.F.I.