Episode 8: Interview with Representative Bobby Payne

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In this episode, Ryan and Brett take a trip down memory lane to a conversation they had with Representative Bobby Payne back in July.  They discuss how the Representative got into state politics; what his philosophy of playing as a team has brought to his time in the Legislature so far; and how he became the “Water Guy” in the House of Representatives.

Payne even discussed how a good idea can get submarined by a lack of information.  Ryan gets the Representative to take a look forward at the future of water quality and quantity and how he wants to leave a legacy for those who follow behind him and his House colleagues. 

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This episode is a production of The Florida Specifier.  Audio production and editing is by Karl Sorne and Dave Barfield at Lonely Fox Studios.

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