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Aaron Deslatte
Tallahassee Bureau Chief
My Role

I am responsible for the Orlando Sentinel/Sun Sentinel Tallahassee Bureau, coverage of statewide politics, the Florida Legislature, Office of the Governor, state agencies, courts and industry groups that work in the capital city.
My Biography

A native Missourian, I've worked for newspapers of varying sizes and slants since high school. I have covered politics and government for more than a decade, and been in Tallahassee since the 2004 hurricanes. I am a (sometimes) dues-paying member of Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc., and the American Political Science Association. I am also a Ph. D. student in the FSU Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. So I don't get to schmooze as much as I'd like.
My Interests

Football Saturdays, Jazz Age writers, injuring myself regularly via tennis, St. Louis Cardinals baseball (sometimes), traveling on the cheap (always), and enjoying the scenery in one fascinating state.
My Recent Articles

GOP operatives had outsized role in new maps 11/26/2014
TALLAHASSEE – To hear Republican operative Pat Bainter tell it, he's a victim of voters' anti-gerrymandering zeal.

Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam 11/21/2014
TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its futility are multiple.

Books save Apopka student in FSU shootings that left gunman dead, 3 hurt 11/20/2014
The shooting started early Thursday morning, after Myron De'Shawn May parked his car and took a short walk to Strozier Library on the campus of Florida State University.

FSU shooting victim ID'd; gunman who shot 3 thought he was being targeted 11/20/2014
The man who shot three students in the Florida State University library this morning was identified as Myron De'Shawn May, who graduated from the school before attending Texas Tech University's law school.

'A tough day' at FSU: Gunman who shot 3 thought he was being targeted 11/20/2014
The man who shot three students in the Florida State University library this morning was identified as Myron De'Shawn May, who graduated from the school before attending Texas Tech University's law school.