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► State Sen. Jack Latvala of Florida: Today’s “Pervert” Award Winner Print

► State Sen. Jack Latvala of Florida: Today’s “Pervert” Award Winner

 

Jackie is Budget Chairman of the Florida State Senate and an announced candidate for Governor in the 2018 election.

 

In early November 2017, several women who worked in Jackie’s office said he inappropriately touched them without their consent or uttered demeaning remarks about their bodies. (Marc Caputo, Matt Dixon and Alexandra Glorioso)

 

In the Capitol in Tallahassee, Jackie is well-known for associating with many young female lobbyists in his Senate office and at various bars and restaurants despite being married. An undercover private investigator took a photo of Jackie kissing a lobbyist on the lips in public, an act that Jackie claimed was consensual; however, it is unknown if Jackie’s wife found it amusing.

 

Women who spoke to POLITICO on condition of anonymity said their physical interactions with Jackie were not welcome.  They said they felt degraded and demeaned when he touched their buttocks or other private areas of their bodies, or when he commented on their weight and their breast size. One woman said Jackie would audibly grunt in her ear when giving her lengthy hugs that were physically and emotionally painful and embarrassing.

 

As one would suspect, Jackie laughingly denies that he’s a Donald Trump and/or Harvey Weinstein Wannabee.

 

All that remains now is to see how long it takes for Jackie to admit that he’s a Serial Sexual Harasser and resigns from his Senate seat and withdraws from the 2018 Governor’s race.

 

As we speak (ca. November 2017), Jackie continues to sit as Chairman of the Budget in the Florida State Senate.