On Monday, former State Rep Carl Littlefield withdrew his name for consideration for director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), one day prior to a scheduled appearance before the Senate Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs. Governor Rick Scott nominated Mr. Littlefield to replace the former director of the agency, Jim DeBeaugrine. Mr. Littlefield was receiving increasing scrutiny from Sen. Ronda Storms over his role as the APD administrator who oversaw the Human Development Center in central Florida, a facility for developmentally disabled sexual offenders that has come under fire for the substandard condition of the facility, as well as the apparent lax oversight of its residents.