Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bennett, Detert snag Senate appointments

State Sens. Mike Bennett and Nancy Detert have been appointed Florida Senate committee chairs by Senate President Mike Haridopolos, officials announced today.

Bennett, R-Bradenton, will chair the Community Affairs Committee, as well as serving as Senate President Pro Tempore, one of the top posts in the upper chamber of the legislature.

Detert, R-Venice, will chair the Commerce and Tourism Committee, officials said.

“Selecting committee chairs has been a member-driven process,” said Haridopolos. “I took great strides in placing Senators on committees they wanted to serve on. I asked each of them to list their top 10 committee priorities, and based on their responses, I selected committee chairs.”

The Florida Legislature today is holding an organizational session and a special session. Its regular session is slated for next spring.

Sara Kennedy

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