Betty Reed weighs in on Ray Sansom
Floridaâs new Speaker of the House, Ray Sansom, has been criticized for accepting a position with Northwest Florida State College on the day he became House Speaker. Sansom, a Republican from Destin, helped funnel $25 million to the school earlier this year. Because of that, some have called for Speaker Sansom to resign from one or both of his new positions.
Rep. Betty Reed, a Democrat from Tampa, told WMNFâs SeÃ¡n Kinane this morning that she is not yet one of those.
âI have not taken a position on that as of yet. Iâm waiting to hear from him. I know that he will have something to say in reference to it, and Iâm waiting to hear his comments to see, but I havenât taken a position yet.â
Sansomâs job as vice president for development and planning at Northwest Florida State College, his alma mater, pays $110,000 per year. The website Progress Florida is polling Floridians on whether Sansom should resign from his college job, from Speaker of the House, or both.comments powered by Disqus