It is not easy to impress reporters in Tallahasee. One exception was always former state Sen. Kenneth Plante. After leaving the Senate in 1978, he advised governors and was top lobbyist. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease.
At the time of his diagnosis, Lucy Morgan of the Tampa Bay Times wrote:
The sleaze that frequently touches politicians and lobbyists has never come close to him. When reporters look for a man of honor who might talk about what's going on in political campaigns or the Legislature, they frequently turn to Plante.
Read more of Morgan's story here.
On Monday, The Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists is hosting an ALS Walk. Details below:
WALK TO DEFEAT ALS!
KEN PLANTE HAS BEEN STRONG FOR OTHERS
As a state senator, lobbyist and legislative affairs director for Governor Bush, Ken has always been known for his ethics, integrity and his dedication to good governance. He lived the credo that “a man’s word is his bond.” He is fighting ALS and you can honor a good man with your efforts,
YOU CAN WALK TO DEFEAT ALS!
Join your friends in FAPL as we take one step closer to defeating the disease that steals our friends and loved ones piece by piece.
TALLAHASSEE WALK TO DEFEAT ALS - MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
Check-in: 5:00pm, the Walk starts: 6:00pm
Parking lot at Doak Campbell Stadium
(Meet at the Unconquered Statue by Doak Campbell and Langford Green)
REGISTER TODAY AT: www.WalktoDefeatALS.org