First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Three New Statewide School-Based Initiatives

On December 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady launches H.O.P.E. Innovators Initiative, Hope Ambassadors and “Courage, Commitment and Compassion” Awards Tampa, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, as part of her Hope for Healing Florida initiative, announced the creation of H.O.P.E. Innovators, a new statewide community-based team tasked with developing innovative ways to connect Florida students and parents with mental […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Membership in the Electronic Registration Information Center to Enhance Election Security & Ensure Accurate Voter Rolls

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

Information-Sharing Agreement Will Reduce Voter Fraud, Improve Customer Service, and Reduce Administrative Costs for Supervisors of Elections Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel Lee announced that Florida has been accepted for membership, along with 29 other members, into the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a multi-state partnership that uses […]

Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Emotional Health Crisis Among First Responders

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session with Florida’s first responder leaders to discuss the need to provide better emotional support to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical responders due to the growing crisis of depression, PTSD, and suicide in their ranks. “We owe it to our first responders, who […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Craig Cates to the Monroe County Commission

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Craig Cates to the Monroe County Commission. He is appointed to District 1, a seat vacated by Danny Kolhage, for the remainder of the term ending November 17th, 2020. Craig Cates Cates, of Key West, served as Mayor for the City of Key West […]

Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis Directs Children & Youth Cabinet to Gather Data on Youth Suicide Prevention

On December 9, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Focus turns to building resiliency in youth through mentoring Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, as chair of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, continued to lead the Cabinet to focus on prevention of youth suicide by establishing two workgroups: one to find and review current-situation data statistics, and the second to research […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Florida Development Finance Corporation

On December 9, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Paul Tanner, Rebecca Reynolds-Russell and Ayanna Louis-Charles and the reappointment of James Bradshaw to the Florida Development Finance Corporation. The Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) is a state authorized issuer of industrial revenue bonds. Their goal is to support economic development by assisting for-profit […]

Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis Launches “Babies Born Drug-Free” Community Initiative in Broward County

On December 6, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady DeSantis also shares statement of support for military personnel, civilians and families impacted by today’s tragic shooting at NAS Pensacola Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that she has organized a “Babies Born Drug-Free” Community Initiative in Broward County to take a fresh, comprehensive look at existing resources and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Assesses Situation, Deploys State Resources to Naval Air Station Pensacola

On December 6, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Pensacola, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola following this morning’s shooting to receive a briefing from leadership at NAS Pensacola, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, the Governor spoke with President Donald Trump and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces More Than $15 Million in Community Disaster Loans for Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

On December 5, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $15 million in low-interest Community Disaster Loans for the City of Mexico Beach, City of Panama City, City of Parker, Bay County School District and the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital Association. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Opening of Registration for the 2020 Python Challenge™ Python Bowl

On December 5, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the opening of registration for the 2020 Python Challenge™ Python Bowl. The State of Florida has teamed up with the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and other partners to support the Committee’s Ocean to Everglades (O2E) initiative. The Python Bowl will begin January 10th and members of […]