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League Of Women Voters Opposes Gaetz For UWF

Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville)
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.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.