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Former Senate president Ken Pruitt now juggles property appraiser, lobbying jobs

by George Bennett | November 21st, 2011

Pruitt: Former citizen-legislator is now appraiser-lobbyist

Former state Senate President Ken Pruitt is a busy man.

In addition to holding down a $128,557-a-year job as St. Lucie County property appraiser, the Port St. Lucie Republican remains a registered Tallahassee lobbyist with Weiss, Handler, Angelos & Cornwell P.A. who is listed as representing seven clients before his former colleagues in the state legislature.

Pruitt made $355,000 as a full-time lobbyist in 2010, but told The Palm Beach Post‘s Politics column (second item) that he has scaled back his lobbying work since winning election to the appraiser’s job last November.

“I am honored to have been elected to serve as the Property Appraiser for St. Lucie County,” Pruitt said in an e-mail last week. “Just as when I was a constitutionally elected official in the legislature, I also worked as a consultant: the only difference now is that I am a constitutionally elected official in the County, my duties are full time and my consulting work is now part time. I am very proud of the excellent work that our team has done on behalf of our taxpayers and I will continue to work hard to maintain their confidence everyday.”

Although Pruitt’s lobbying work is now part-time, law firm partner Henry Handler said, “Our clients are very pleased with the amount of time, energy and depth of knowledge that Ken delivers to their assignments.”

4 Responses to “Former Senate president Ken Pruitt now juggles property appraiser, lobbying jobs”

  1. Kevin D Says:

    Corrupt Corrupt Corrupt
    The same law firm that works with Wexler and Slosberg..just saying

    Throw all the bums out and let them put in real rules for this crap.

    Keep the Democrats in but all new ones and let Bobby go to jail with Obama

  2. Cindy Says:

    i will waiting for realization

  3. criminal intent Says:

    Pruitt is one of the criminals that organized the Florida housing Finance Sandoski scam and then got millions in low or no interest loans for himself and his cronies. As first blogger so well stated, corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. Him Charlie Crist, McCollum, Haridope, Cannon and all the rest of their criminal clan should be under the federal prison. But they won’t be they make the rules that allows them to steal legally from us!

  4. Robert Says:

    This should be against the law. It wouldn’t make any difference though because criminals like Pruitt don’t bother with the law. St Lucie County taxpayers are paying for a full time propert appraiser and they should get one! How in the world did they elect this theif to begin with? The REC probably slipped him right in !

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