Senate Won't Consider Reinstating Fmr. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes

Dec 13, 2018

The Florida Senate has declined to consider reinstating former Broward County elections head Brenda Snipes, paving the way for an ally of Republican Gov. Rick Scott to fill the remainder of her term, according to a memo on Thursday from Senate President Bill Galvano.

Snipes had announced she would resign her post on Jan. 4, amid an outcry over stumbles by her office during Florida’s recount.

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But she withdrew her resignation when Scott suspended her from office before the resignation became effective. Citing “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty,” Scott named one of his allies, Pete Antonacci, to fill the remainder of Snipes’ term, which ends in 2020.

Read more at The South Florida Sun Sentinel