PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Pasco County Board of Commissioners Chair Kathryn Starkey has been appointed to serve as a member of the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking for the next three years.
“We need to end human trafficking in Florida, and I’m ready to help with this important mission,” Commissioner Starkey said. “If we’re engaged and focused, we can put a stop to this horrible crime.”
In a letter to Starkey, Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls congratulated the Chair for her involvement.
“It is a pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member,” Sprowls said. “Thank you for your willingness to serve on behalf of the Florida House of Representatives.”
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The Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking is a nonprofit organization created by the Florida Legislature to provide funding, support, and assistance to the statewide efforts to end human trafficking.
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor of commercial act. Florida ranks third in the U.S. in human trafficking cases reported, according to the Alliance.