Sunday, February 17, 2008
Michael Scionti [D] FL-District 58, Serves From a Combat Zone in Afghanistan
Michael Scionti, a freshman representative, is on his third deployment since his election in November 2006. His first came less than a week after his swearing in. His second in March 2007 made him miss the beginning of Florida's legislative session. The third started in October 2007 and will have lasted six months when he comes home Wednesday -- just two weeks before this year's session begins in Tallahassee.
Hillsborough Democrats will welcome representative Scionti home on February 29 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Valencia Gardens.
When his first term ends in November, he will have been deployed for about one-third of that time. Scionti, a Democrat who represents parts of Hillsborough County, including West Tampa, Town 'N Country and Seminole Heights, is running for re-election this fall.
His constant challenge: making people feel that he's representing them, even though he's half a world away.
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