Welcome to The Dean's List, an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
Carrying the environmental “Send the Water South” banner, columnist Sally Swartz, who generally runs her message in The Palm Beach Post, commenced to scolding a local politician in a column this week on the all-opinion website Context Florida.
Over the last five years, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson continued his stint as the most consistently effective Democrat in Florida in recent years, even as he often took a supporting role on the political stage.
Very few politicians experienced the roller coaster ride that former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos had over the last five years as he experienced more than his share of both triumphs and reversals.