My colleague in Tallahassee, Kathleen Haughney, has this gem for us today:
According to a spokeswoman in the governor’s office, Lamberti “submitted his bio” but didn’t necessarily apply for anything.
Coincidentally, Scott is searching for a new Secretary of Corrections. Current Secretary Ken Tucker, who has been on the job about a year is retiring at the end of the year.
The job has had high turnover over the past decade. Scott’s original pick for the job, former Indiana Corrections Chief Edwin Buss, lasted only six months when Scott fired him. The two clashed over state plans to privatize South Florida prisons.
Lamberti, one of Broward County’s most powerful elected officials, lost his reelection bid to challenger Scott Israel earlier this month. Lamberti has been sheriff since 2007.