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Scott picks loyalists to fill Constitution Revision Commission

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday tapped members of his inner circle as well as his current and former appointees on various other boards to fill 14 spots on the powerful Constitution Revision Commission, which will recommend changes to voters in 2018.

The governor has a majority of the appointments to the 37-member board, which has the power to put proposals directly before voters on the November 2018 ballot. Earlier this week, Scott named businessman and long-time supporter Carlos Beruff to chair the board.


Fred Karlinsky of Weston is a lawyer and lobbyist at Greenberg Traurig specializing in insurance regulation. He was appointed by Scott to the 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission in 2011 and served as the vice chairman and chairman. He currently serves as Scott’s appointee on the Florida Supreme Court Nominating Commission.

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