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Hollingsworth admits he lied on resume at previous job

Adam HollingsworthAdam Hollingsworth, the chief of staff and closest advisor to Gov. Rick Scott, admitted Friday that he lied about earning a college degree on his resume with a former employer.

Hollingsworth, who worked for CSX Corporation from 1995-2000 and again from 2002-2004, told the Herald/Times that he regrets inflating his resume with the transportation company by claiming he had received a bachelor’s degree in 1990, but he denied it contributed to his departure from the company a decade ago.

“For many years, I publicly stated that I was a graduate of the University of Alabama, however, I did not complete my degree until 2009,’’ Hollingsworth said in a written statement given to the Herald/Times. “I am not proud of this and I deeply apologize for this misrepresentation. I have learned from this failure in judgment and know that, over the last several years, my life and character have and will continue to grow from this.”

Hollingsworth, who is expected to have a pivotal role in the governor’s re-election campaign, told Scott about the issue on Friday after being asked about it by the Herald/Times. The governor said he was confident his chief of staff had taken the proper corrective action. More here.




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Adam Hollingsworth has some explaining to do in wake of academic fraud scandal.


Jax Native

So the former Democrat and past Corrine Brown staffer can now add "admitted lier" to his resume.

We in Jacksonville have known that about him for years.

William J.

I think it is time the Governor becomes a leader and lead Hollingsworth out the door! The last thing we need is an admitted liar running this campaign. To much is on the line to allow him to stay.


Seriously, between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, its like 2 goobers fighing it out to be the lesser of 2 evils.

Where are the Jeb's and the Lawtons of today?

This is completely embarassing. Rick Scott must have the worst judgement for chiefs of staff ever.

Can't take anymore

At least Hollingsworth hasn't swindled the public out of hundreds of million dollars like his boss did. Given the constitutional responsibilities of the lt. governor of Florida, a stuffed owl could easily do the job. P.S. Scott doesn't go out looking for staff, they referred to him by the RPOF, lobbyists and big time campaign contributors.

ed jenkins

The readers in this hometown paper are only interested in information relevant to them in making decisions. They don't believe that this man was hired in his current position because of a resume given to his prior employer and this is not a man that they would be voting for or against in an election so the question they have is why is this reporter employed by their hometown paper if she cannot find articles of interest to them.

Jax Native

A few questions come from this article, where did he finally graduate from, did he take time away from his duties in Jackosnville to attend classes, what is his degree in and is the degree issuing school accredited?

No one in the Peyton administration remembers him talking about finishing his classes but that is where he was working when he said he graduated.

Fishy, fishy...


Does no one ever ask for a transcript in job applications? You have to have one to be a teacher, for God's sake.

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