March 9, 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott Names Super-Lobbyist As State Attorney

Why is Rick Scott installing lobbyists into so many government positions?

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has developed a reputation for being cozy with lobbyists, naming them to all sorts of different positions. In January, he even named a former lobbyist to Florida’s Secretary of State.

Yesterday, Scott named Peter Antonacci as the State Attorney for Palm Beach County, and he will serve until January 7th, 2013. Antonacci does have some history of public service. He is a former state Deputy Attorney General and Statewide Prosecutor. Yet as local blogger Bob Norman points out, he ended his life in government 15 years ago to become a super-lobbyist, representing all sorts of clients in the state’s legislature.

Here’s some (but not all) of Antonacci’s former clients:

– Fairmont Special Insurance Company: Antonacci was listed as a lobbyist for this New Hampshire-based company this year.

– Meadowbrook Insurance Group: Antonacci represented this Massachussetts-based insurer this year.

– The cities of Key West and Hollywood: Antonacci represented both of these Florida cities this year.

– Cash America International: This pawn loan provider got Antonacci’s representation in 2004

See the rest of Antonacci’s client history on the Florida legislature’s website. Given the fact that he has represented dozens of clients over the past fifteen years, many of them out-of-state corporations, one has to wonder if the interests of these private special interests will take precedence over those of the people of Florida.

 

  • Miltfarrow

    What could be expected from an elitist Conservative who evaded prosecution over cited medicare fraud in the billions? As long as he promises to genuflect, and support the insurance lobby ( AIG) that helped sink the nation-The idiot RepubliKans will vote the devil in office because of their inbred hatred of the halt the lame and the blind- They have no significant handle on historical facts, they write their own history. PNAC is s apoint which they would now like to disown as it oins the tail on the donkey squarely.

  • CatKinNY

    Florida is a stupid state, and a deeply corrupt one. Drowning in real estate debt, divided between the liberal transplants from the northeast, the right wing reactionary Cubans and the dumb as shit crackers, I say let the insurance companies, who will no longer cover policies on the underwater (and hurricane prone) real estate, rob them all of the little wealth they still have. They elected a medicare/medicaid fraud artist as governor, and more important, their political corruption gave us W, and the hundreds of thousands dead, and the trillions of debt that is the Iraq war. Fuck ’em.

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