In recent years, Florida's elected officials have shown a great deal
of leadership in the field of unethical and criminal misconduct. The
state has a weak state ethics commission, which has jurisdiction
over local officials, and until recently only one good local
government ethics program, in Miami/Dade County (Jacksonville and
Palm Beach County joined this list with ethics reform last year).
The major voices in government ethics in Florida have, sadly, been
The need for a good government group focused on government ethics
has recently been filled by Integrity
, a nonpartisan nonprofit headed by Dan Krassner, a former
public relations professional and campaign adviser, who has been
Chief Strategy and Communications Officer for the Florida Chamber of
Commerce and Vice President of Communications at Florida TaxWatch.