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Florida Sen. Lauren Book Names Lobbyist As Her “Constituent Of The Month.”

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Constituent of the Month

There are 325,797 people living in Florida Senate District 32.

Out of all those people, newly-minted state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, could only find a lobbyist to name her “Constituent of the Month?”

The lobbyist is Bernie Friedman, who Sen. Book honored this month in her periodic report e-mailed to voters. Friedman was cited for his work in the Jewish community.

It’s a curious choice for a freshman senator who has been criticized for being too close to the lobbying community.   She is the daughter of über lobbyist Ron Book and has attracted negative media attention for voting for his clients.

Faith Based Events

Lauren Book brushes off the critics.

“I think I proved this (first) session that I think for myself and do what I believe is best for my district,” Lauren Book told Browardbeat.com.

Truthfully, it would be hard for Sen. Book to avoid voting for her father’s clients.

[vc_btn title=”Continue reading” style=”outline” color=”primary” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.browardbeat.com%2Fflorida-sen-lauren-book-names-lobbyist-as-her-constituent-of-the-month%2F|title:Continue%20reading|target:%20_blank|”][vc_message message_box_style=”3d” message_box_color=”blue”]By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, May 11, 2017[/vc_message]