Key West Citizen: Candidates square off at forum

By GWEN FILOSA

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

McPherson and Raschein both said they could work across party lines, but Raschein has raised more money and attracted lobbyist support with a resume that includes previous employment with two high-profile politicians, one on each side of that party line.

Raschein is a former legislative aide and most recently worked for Democratic House Minority Leader Ron Saunders, who gave up the seat to run for state Senate. She also worked for veteran conservative GOP Rep. Ken Sorensen, who died this month at age 77.

She said she knows the business of Tallahassee politics.

“It’s the cornerstone of my race,” said Raschein, 31. “I’ve been building bridges and relationships, doing that behind the scenes. I will use my contacts and knowledge developed over the last dozen years or so to get things done for our community.”

 

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