|Published:||Jul 31, 2012 10:45 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 31, 2012 10:45 AM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Mike Fasano frequently makes waves at the state Capitol, and he's being recognized for those efforts to make sure government operates in the sunshine.
Fasano was named Monday as the winner of the 2012 Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award for his vigilance in improving transparency in government.
First Amendment Foundation President Barbara Petersen said Fasano has set a standard that all those in government should emulate. The New Port Richey Republican is termed out this year in the state Senate, but seeking a return to the Legislature in the Florida House.
The award is given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the cause of furthering open government in Florida. Former Gov. Charlie Crist is a two-time winner of the award.
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