Ray Sansom, Florida’s new Speaker of the House, has landed a $110,000-a-year job as vice president for planning and development at Northwest Florida State College, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Mr. Sansom, a Republican, is the latest in a series of legislators to be named to high-paying jobs at institutions they help to oversee, the newspaper notes:
“Last spring, Sen. Mike Haridopolos, an Indialantic Republican in line to lead the House in two years, was hired to a $75,000-a-year job as a professor at the University of Florida.
“Shortly after that, Sen. Evelyn Lynn, R-Ormond Beach, who has overseen state university budgets, was hired to a $100,000-plus job overseeing a satellite program at Florida State University. She subsequently agreed to fill the post for free.”