It was a negative experience dealing with a state employee that propelled Denise Grimsley, R-Lake Placid, into politics, and it has been onerous regulations that prompted rival Stacy Anderson McCland, D-St. Cloud, to also seek out the Florida Senate seat for District 21. Both are seeking to replace JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales in what was formerly the 17th District. Both appeared at the Polk County Tiger Bay club luncheon Monday, Oct. 15.
In Grimsley’s situation, she spoke of the time when she took over the family business and found it necessary to travel to Tallahassee to speak with a state regulator whose arrogant manner almost cost the family operation to go out of business. In that meeting, she claimed the individual kept his back to her the entire time and was totally rude. When she later encountered her representative at the time, Grimsley was told had she contacted him that he would have handled the situation for her.
You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.