Dear Friends,

Quick update for you. Constituent service remains our number one priority. Our office has three staff members located in Tallahassee, Lake County, and Marion County that are always ready to serve you and answer any questions or concerns that you may have. I am your Senator, and I work for you. As always, I am available to meet with you personally, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office to schedule an appointment.

This past month, we completed our first week of committee meetings (along with some Senator training sessions) and we also received our assignments from Senate President Galvano. I am happy to report that your Senator was named Chairman of the Committee on Ethics and Elections. With the passage of Amendment 4 and the elections debacle in Broward and Palm Beach counties, we anticipate that this committee chairmanship will allow us to play a key role in protecting the integrity of Florida’s elections. I am committed to defending our elections process by making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

Your Senator was also assigned to the full Education committee, under Senator Manny Diaz, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, under Senator Stargel. This year, unlike the previous two, we will see much more emphasis placed on career and technical education. I am very excited to be a part of these two committees that will shape this policy moving forward and I am particularly looking forward to the work that our team will do under the leadership of Chairs Diaz and Stargel.

Along with those three committees, your Senator was also assigned to the Committee’s on Finance and Tax, Health Policy, Judiciary, and the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. Each of these committees all have great leadership and good teams in place. President Galvano has a real eye for good, talented people and he is doing an excellent job utilizing that talent. Majority Leader, Kathleen Passidomo, is our team leader and we couldn’t be happier to serve with a woman of her intelligence and ability.

Thank you for sending me, and thank you for letting me serve you in the Florida Senate.

Onward & Upward,

Senator Dennis Baxley

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