Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, Ross Spano is getting set for his first legislative season, but not before greeting constituents tonight, Jan. 31, at his district office in Winthrop.
There, at 11256 Winthrop Main St., Spano will be on hand for a 6 p.m. ribbon-cutting — and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. open house — in the space vacated by Rachel Burgin, who previously filled the seat that represents "the vast majority of Riverview to Brandon to Valrico, and out west to Clair Mel," according to Spano's legislative aide, Jonathan Rees.
Rees said in a telephone interview yesterday that Spano will be traveling to Tallahassee for the upcoming legislative session, March 5 to May 3, but that back home at Winthrop the district office will be open to address constituent concerns, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The office is on the south side of the Times Building in Winthrop, off Bloomingdale Avenue, between Watson and Providence roads.
"We're inviting all constituents to the open house as we hit the ground running with the legislative session in Tallahassee," Rees said. "We want people to come and share any concerns they have and to come and have a casual get-together."
The open house will be catered by a local chef. Spano will be in attendance to meet with consitutents.
"He wants to make sure he's helping the people back home, who helped him get elected," Rees said.
Spano is getting set to introduce his first two bills, concerning a corporate income tax exemption bill that would expand the exemption from $50,000 to $75,000 and a bill aimed to address the process for garnishing wages.