(Photo: Florida House of Representatives)
The conservative state House majority leader has higher ambitions
CQ Roll Call
By Elvina Nawaguna
May 9, 2016
A chance to attend President Ronald Reagan’s State of the Union address in 1985 steered a congressional intern toward Republican politics, even though she came from a family that had been a force in the Florida Democratic Party for generations.
Struck by Reagan’s ability to bring people together, “at that moment, I became a Republican,” said Florida House Majority Leader Dana Young. Now, at 51, Young is an attorney and conservative power-broker who has political ambitions in her home state.
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