Regier Resigns From Oklahoma Campaign

By: Tallahassee Associated Press
By: Tallahassee Associated Press

Regier's role in an out-of-state political race caught Gov. Jeb Bush by surprise.

When asked about the matter during a stop in central Florida, Bush said the focus of his DCF secretary needs to be on vulnerable children and vulnerable citizens of our state.

Regier had agreed to provide unpaid advice on policy and fund-raising to Denis Crosswhite, who is running for the Oklahoma legislature.

Child advocates say he shouldn't be spending time helping a friend's political campaign in another state.

Jack Levine is with a non-profit group called Voices for Florida's Children.

In his words, the head of the child welfare agency is a job that takes up 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Levine says the head of the agency shouldn't be involved in a partisan battle.


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