League Of Women Voters Opposes Gaetz For UWF

Sep 14, 2016

Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville)
Credit The Florida Channel

Former Senate President Don Gaetz is in the running to head up the University of West Florida in Pensacola.  But the League of Women Voters is urging the search committee to reject the Niceville Republican.

In a letter, League of Women Voters President Pamela Goodman questions how Gaetz “can even be considered” to helm one of Florida’s public universities.  Her opposition stems from Gaetz’s role in Florida’s reapportionment debacle.  After years in court the League prevailed—convincing a judge lawmakers had illegally drawn lines to benefit the Republican Party.  Gaetz is one of four finalists for the post.