Even not winning his re-election bid can’t keep former state Rep. Irv Slosberg out of Tallahassee.
Slosberg said Friday he will go to Florida’s Capitol to represent the Dori Slosberg Foundation — a nonprofit he founded after his daughter was killed in a violent car crash in Boca Raton 20 years ago — before the state Legislature.
Florida state law bans former legislators from representing another person, organization or business for compensation for two years following their departure from office. But Slosberg says he’s received the thumbs-up from the Florida Commission on Ethics, which can make exceptions to the law on a case-by-case basis.
Speaking at a Slosberg Foundation event on Friday in Boca Raton, Slosberg said working with the foundation in Tallahassee will allow him to continue working to improve traffic safety in Florida.
“We’re ready to fight, because unfortunately that’s what this takes,” he said.
The foundation’s new office will open Jan. 1 on Monroe Street in Tallahassee, giving the foundation “headquarters both in Boca Raton and Tallahassee,” Slosberg noted.