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Father-Son Legislative Team

April 14th, 2010 by flanews

There’s already a mother-son pair in Florida’s legislature, and now a father-son duo will join them. Republican Matt Gaetz was elected by a margin of nearly 2 to 1 to represent Northwest Florida in the House. Matt’s father, Senator Don Gaetz, has served in the Senate since 2006. Senator Gaetz says he’s glad there will soon be another Gaetz in the Capitol, joking that it will take some of the heat off of him.

Now in Tallahassee when people say What in the world has Gaetz done now? theres a 50-50 chance they wont be talking about me, said Senator Gaetz.

Representative Matt Gaetz says he will focus on healthcare for his first few weeks in office. He wants to work toward overhauling Medicaid and supports a bill that challenges national health care reform. Hes taking ousted House Speaker Ray Sansoms Seat. Sansom resigned after being indicted for funneling state dollars to build an airplane hanger for a political contributor.

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