THE GOLDEN YEARS By Former Florida State Senator Robert McKnight Recalls A Bygone Era
“The 1970’s and 1980’s were just as the title of my memoir suggests, the Golden Years of Florida politics, just as these years were in other states as well, as were fuelled by reformers who wanted to bring accountability and ethics to our state and nation after the excesses of Vietnam and Watergate,” said Senator McKnight. “I was honored and fortunate to have been a part of the fundamental change that transformed Florida as both a member of the State House and State Senate. In THE GOLDEN YEARS, I seek to explain this unique period of time and also to offer tips for those who are seeking to enter into politics.
“While THE GOLDEN YEARS and my career centered on Florida, anyone throughout the nation can gain a greater perspective of the dynamics that drove and changed our politics and government in the 1970’s and 1980’s from this book,” concluded Senator McKnight. “Finally, I want to pay tribute to five outstanding public servants who in my opinion would have made excellent Presidents and left a positive impact on America and the world.
THE GOLDEN YEARS recounts McKnight’s entry into politics as a Florida State Representative as a new wind of reform was blowing across the states as a result of the closed politics of the late 1960’s and the scandal Watergate. In 1978, McKnight defeated two state senators to begin his own career in the Florida Senate. Today, he resides with his wife, Susan in Tallahassee, Florida. Senator McKnight is a graduate of Florida Southern College and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Florida State University.
Additional information on THE GOLDEN YEARS and Senator McKnight may be obtained at www.bobmcknight.com.
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