THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA: Florida House Insurance Critic Unhappy with Committee
Nov 27, 2012
The following article was published by THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA on November 27, 2012:
House Insurance Critic Unhappy with Committee
By THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
The appointment of an insurance agent, Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, to chair the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee in the House isn’t sitting well with one of the industry’s fiercest critics in the chamber.
Rep. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, coming off eight years in the Senate and elected in November to the House, told the Miami Herald-St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee bureau for a story Tuesday that the appointment was like “the wolf guarding the hen house.”
Fasano also said: “Bryan Nelson carries water for the insurance industry,” and that having Nelson as chair would be one of the “worst things to happen to the consumer.”
In addition to opposing Nelson’s appointment, Fasano is also miffed that nobody from the Pasco-Hernando County area, where sinkhole insurance rates have been a huge issue, was put on the committee. Nelson is founder of Nelson’s Insurance Agency in Apopka.