FEDC Inside Track for Legislative Affairs: Florida House Speaker Expected To Resign Today; Rep. Larry Cretul to Succeed
Jan 30, 2009
Preliminary blog and other media reports indicate that Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom is expected to step down from his position today. House Speaker Pro Tempore Larry Cretul is expected to replace him.
More information about this development will be provided as it becomes available.
A related blog posting from the Tampa Tribune is reprinted below.
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Sources: Sansom To Step Down
Posted Jan 30, 2009 by William March
Updated Jan 30, 2009 at 11:16 AM
According to reliable sources close to the state House leadership, controversy-plagued state House Speaker Ray Sansom will step down as speaker today, to be replaced by Speaker Pro Tem Larry Cretul.
The sources said members of the House leadership team have been working with Sansom to plan an orderly transition under which Cretul would fill the remainder of Sansom’s term, serving as speaker in the coming legislative session and the 2010 session.
The planned succession of House speakers would then continue—Dean Cannon, followed by Will Weatherford.
Under the agreement, Sansom could return to finish his term as speaker if he were vindicated.
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