Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday reappointed Debbie Sembler, co-chairman of his inaugural committee and the wife of Brent Sembler, Crist's finance chairman, to the University of South Florida board of trustees. Crist also reappointed Miami lobbyist Rodney Barreto to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
While the two were allies of Crist, both Sembler and Barreto were among the nearly 300 appointees by Gov. Jeb Bush that Crist recalled in January. At the time Barreto was surprised by the move, but said it was Crist's perogative. In reappointing him, Crist said Wednesday that Barreto "shares my commitment to Florida's environment."