Retired Senate President now a lobbyist

March 1, 2013

Orlando Sentinel is reporting that former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos registered as an executive branch lobbyist for Railex, a rail company with ties to rail giant CSX.

He is also now executive vp for Stronach Group, the parent company of Hallandale Beach-based horse track/casino Gulfstream Park.

The Stronach Group fared well in the last session where Haridopolos presided. The company proposed building a slaughterhouse in Marion County and was given a tax break worth $1.2 million per year.

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  • Ames March 1, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Wasn’t he also a lobbyist while serving as Senate President??