ICYMI: Another Inexperienced Crony Gets a Six-Figure Payoff from Rick Scott
ICYMI: Another Day, Another Inexperienced Crony Gets a Six-Figure Payoff from Rick Scott
Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau // Mary Ellen Klas
August 08, 2017 2:39 PM
Before Gov. Rick Scott named Taylor Teepell to be the finance director of the New Republican Super PAC, the governor gave him a $110,000 job in Florida government for which he had no experience.
For 14 months, the Louisiana native served in a top position in the Department of Economic Opportunity — as head of growth management oversight in Florida. When he left in May, he had been given a raise — to $116,561— nearly three times the average state worker salary.
Teepell, 34, had spent a decade working as a Republican political operative and was campaign manager for former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign for president. He had worked in the executive offices of Jindal and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, and worked campaigns in Louisiana and Mississippi.