At the end of last week, state House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, named state Rep. Linda Chaney, R-St. Pete Beach, to serve on the Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council.

Sprowls weighed in on the appointment on Friday.

“Representative Chaney is a trailblazer and dedicated public servant,” said Sprowls. “From founding a business that saved women’s lives through the early detection of breast cancer to creating a charity that helps women trapped in prostitution and drug addiction, her impact on Pinellas County continues to have lasting effects. I am proud to appoint her today to Florida’s Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council where she can be a voice for cancer patients and survivors.”

The council is made up of 15 members–two named by the House speaker–and “reviews the study of cancer and provides recommendations and policy solutions to the Board of Governors and State Surgeon General.”

First elected to the Florida House in 2020, Chaney founded a mobile mammography business. She lost her husband to cancer more than 20 years ago. Chaney represents parts of Pinellas County and previously served on the St. Pete Beach City Commission.


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