Slosberg gets sweet on the House floorby Dara Kam | April 17th, 2013
Inside clear plastic baggies imprinted with white stars Slosberg dropped on members’ desks were red, white and blue M & M’s stamped with “Let Irv Serve,” “District 91,” “2013,” or a flag.
The Boca Raton Democrat told Post on Politics last week that he’s known throughout the Capitol and back home for two things – his “Let Irv Serve” campaign motto and his dogged pursuit of seat belt laws. Slosberg’s daughter Dori was killed in a traffic accident in 1996.
As part of his campaign schtick, Slosberg also gave away “schlepper bags” and corned beef sandwiches. Slosberg was elected to the House in 2000, lost a bid for the state Senate in 2006 and returned to the House in 2010.
He called the customized M & M’s a “neat idea” he got from his girlfriend, who ordered the sweets online. It’s a tradition for members to give each other small gifts during floor sessions, Slosberg said.
“Rep. Rooney gave a bottle of beer. Some gave chocolate. Some gave a bottle of rum. This is my gift,” Slosberg said. “Let Irv serve.”