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Four governor's office employees earning $148k or more; Scott taking one penny per year

Gov. Rick Scott's office today released salary information for the hires in his office. Scott, a Naples millionaire, is earning $0.01 after a promise on the campaign trail not to take a salary.

Four employees are earning at least $148,000 per year: Mary Ann Carter, chief policy adviser; Mike Prendergast, chief of staff; Jerry McDaniel, budget chief and Spence Geissinger. None of former Gov. Charlie Crist's executive office employees earned that much.

Here is Scott's office so far:

GOVERNOR $0.01, RICK SCOTT
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, $124,851    JENNIFER CARROLL
PERSONAL AIDE    $50,000    DEAN PETRONE
CHIEF OF STAFF-EOG    $150,000    MIKE PRENDERGAST
CHIEF POLICY ADVISOR    $150,000    MARY ANN CARTER
DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE STAFF    $95,000    DIANE MOULTON
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND BUDGETING-EOG    $150,000    JERRY MCDANIEL
SPECIAL COUNSEL/LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS    $140,000    HAYDEN DEMPSEY
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR    $110,000    BRIAN BURGESS
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF    $100,000    JENN PETER UNGRU
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF    $100,000    CARRIE O'ROURKE
GENERAL COUNSEL    $130,000    ERIK FIGLIO
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR    $110,000    JON COSTELLO
DIRECTOR OF OPEN GOVERNMENT    $90,000    CAROLYN TIMMANN
DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS    $148,000    SPENCER GEISSINGER
EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF      $80,000    FRITZ BROGAN
 

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