Gone are the days when Chris Latvala, son of former Sen. Jack Latvala, was seen as the new version of his dad.
Holding local office carries less notoriety than crafting state law – yet the Republican known for his behind-the-scenes brokering inched up on this year’s list, from No. 18 to No. 16.
“Chris Latvala continues to chart his own political course after stepping out from his father’s shadow. Not afraid to take on tough issues, Chris is fiercely loyal, true to his values and a strong advocate for kids,” said Preston Rudie, a communications consultant who has worked with both Latvalas.
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics