Friday, January 19, 2007

Burgess 'Sinked' Out of Advocate Job

Steve Burgess will be leaving his job as Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate at the end of the month, the Palm Beach Post is reporting.
Steve Burgess said he was told last month his services were no longer needed by newly elected Chief Financial Office Alex Sink. He said Sink asked him to stay until the end of January, after the legislature concludes its special session on property insurance.
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Tara Klimek, a spokesman for Sink, said the CFO wanted her own pick for the job and was searching for the right person. She would not provide specifics of the search or say how long it would take. She said Burgess' staff of seven, which includes an actuary, would continue its work without a department head while the search is under way.

According to the Post Burgess and Sink are both Democrats, but Burgess isn't 'taking it personally.'

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