Former Kansas SRS secretary running for Florida House

siedleckiThe questionable hiring and abrupt resignation of former state Rep. Phil Hermanson as KanCare inspector general brought to mind other doomed Brownback administration appointments, including of a chief information technology officer with a diploma-mill degree and of former Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Rob Siedlecki (in photo). An aggressive socially conservative reformer who clashed with lawmakers, Siedlecki lasted only about a year before returning to Florida. Last month he filed for the Florida House, running against a one-term Democrat and promising “to use my experience to improve the health and well-being of our children and families, strengthen our economy, improve education, and make Saint Lucie County the best place to live, work, and play at every age.”