Governor Ron DeSantis Tours Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts with FEMA Administrator Brock Long

On January 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Bay County, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long visited local communities in the Florida Panhandle that were heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael. Stops included Panama City, Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe. Governor DeSantis and Administrator Long, along with Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Actions to Affirm Florida’s Support of Israel

On January 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Boca Raton, Fla. – Today, surrounded by a group of bipartisan legislators and faith leaders, Governor Ron DeSantis announced several actions his administration is taking to affirm Florida’s steadfast support of the State of Israel. At the event hosted by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Governor DeSantis outlined three major steps Florida […]

What They Are Saying: Florida Leaders React to Governor Ron DeSantis’ Appointment of Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court

On January 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court in Miami. The decision marks the second Florida Supreme Court appointment made by Governor DeSantis following last week’s appointment of Justice Barbara Lagoa. News of the appointment prompted bipartisan support from Florida legislators […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court

On January 14, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Miami, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Florida Third District Court of Appeal Judge Robert Luck to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Luck was sworn in by recently appointed Justice Barbara Lagoa. Justice Luck was surrounded by family and friends during the announcement at Scheck Hillel Community School. “It is a great privilege for […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Gregory Tony Sheriff of Broward County

On January 11, 2019, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis formally announced the appointment of Gregory Tony as Sheriff of Broward County. Tony, a former Coral Springs Police Sergeant, will serve as Broward County’s first African-American Sheriff. “The people of Broward County deserve accountable, competent leaders who can safeguard our communities,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Gregory Tony […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

On January 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Lauderdale, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-14, formally suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, effective immediately. Please see the statement below from Governor DeSantis on the suspension of Sheriff Israel: “Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership. He failed to protect Floridians and visitors […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Pardons Groveland Four with Unanimous Executive Clemency Board Approval

On January 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a full pardon of the members of the Groveland Four: Ernest Thomas, Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irvin and Charles Greenlee. The pardon was unanimously approved by the Executive Clemency Board. Please see the statement below from Governor DeSantis regarding the pardon: “For seventy years, these four men have […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Suspending Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools

On January 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-13, formally suspending Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson, effective immediately. Governor DeSantis has announced that Marcus Chambers, currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, will serve as her replacement. “Superintendent Jackson has failed in her responsibilities to the parents and students […]

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Discusses Major Water Policy Reforms in Sarasota

On January 10, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Sarasota, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis made his second stop of the day in Sarasota, Florida to meet with environmental experts and tour a local laboratory as he discussed the latest water policy reforms outlined in Executive Order 19-12: Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment. Executive Order 19-12: Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls for Resignations of Governing Board Members of South Florida Water Management District

On January 10, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Stuart, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis called for the immediate resignations of all governing board members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The announcement was made during a stop in Stuart to discuss the Governor’s major water policy reforms to protect and improve Florida’s water resources. “One of the recommendations that Congressman […]