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Scott to appoint Fasano as Pasco tax collector


Florida Gov. Rick Scott is appointing legislator Mike Fasano to the position of Pasco County tax collector.

The governor's office said that Scott is appointing Fasano, R-New Port Richey, to the job on Wednesday. He succeeds Mike Olson, a Democrat, who died earlier this year after suffering a stroke.

The appointment of 55-year-old Fasano to the post means that the Legislature will lose a veteran legislator who criticized fellow Republicans on their handling of issues such as prison privatization, property insurance and utility regulation.

Fasano had spent nearly 20 years as a legislator and served in both the Florida Senate and the House. In recent years he has been employed as a hospital administrator.

Fasano will hold the tax collector's job until the 2014 elections when he would have to run for re-election in order to keep the job.


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