Former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty is the new state committeeman for the Republican Party of Florida from Orange County.

The Orange County Republican Executive Committee elected Crotty Thursday night to replace Paul Paulson, who resigned in disgrace last month after a lawsuit settlement revealed that his charity for wounded veterans was a sham charity enriching him.

Crotty, who turns 70 on Aug. 30, served as Orange County Mayor from 2001 to 2011. Before that he had served in the Florida Legislature and as the Orange County Property Appraiser.

His brother Pete Crotty is running for the Orange County Commission District 3 seat in an election set for Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of Frank Torres.

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