Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jack “Tanner” Peacock and Dr. Jon Ward and the reappointment of Lori Kelley to the Northwest Florida State College District Board of Trustees.   Lori Kelley Kelley, of Fort Walton Beach, is a certified public accountant at Warren Averett, LLC. She is past National […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Karen Nichols and Robert Tidwell to the State Apprenticeship Advisory Council.   Karen Nichols Nichols, of Kissimmee, is the Training Director for the Central Florida Mechanical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. Nichols is the Secretary of the Central Florida Association of Apprenticeship Administrators and is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Nine to the Florida Citrus Commission

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Christopher Groom, Steve Johnson, Carlos Martinez, Martin McKenna, Paul Meador, William Poulton, John “Pat” Schirard, John Smoak, and Daniel Sutton to the Florida Citrus Commission.   Christopher Groom Groom is the Chief Operating Officer of Florida’s Natural Growers. He currently serves as the Vice […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Three Judicial Appointments

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces three judicial appointments: one to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, one to the Hillsborough County Court, and one to the Hernando County Court.   Cynthia Oster, of Tampa, to serve as Judge on the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court   Oster has served as a Judge on the Hillsborough County […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Kicks Off Florida Python Challenge® Competition

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

    MIAMI — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined hundreds of competitors to kick off the 2022 Florida Python Challenge®. Over 800 participants and counting, from 32 states and Canada, are beginning their search to find and remove invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem. Participants are eligible to win thousands of dollars in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Renatha Francis to Serve on the Florida Supreme Court

On August 5, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court. Francis’ appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Al Lawson, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Francis will officially take her seat on the Supreme Court on September 1, 2022. […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of United States Representative Jackie Walorski

On August 4, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                   Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development   FROM:             Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:              August 4, 2022   RE:                   Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of United […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends State Attorney Andrew Warren for Refusing to Enforce Florida Law

On August 4, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Governor DeSantis appoints current Hillsborough County Judge Susan Lopez to serve as Acting State Attorney of the 13th Judicial Circuit TAMPA, Fla.— Today, Governor Ron DeSantis suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren of the 13th Judicial Circuit due to neglect of duty. The Governor has the authority to suspend a state officer under Article IV, Section […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Launches Florida Cancer Connect

On August 3, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

A Statewide Initiative to Provide Cancer Information and Survivor Stories     JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis unveiled Florida Cancer Connect, an initiative that focuses on providing information on cancer treatment, caregiver tools, and stories from brave Floridians who have fought this disease on one centralized website. First Lady DeSantis was joined […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces New Opioid Recovery Program in Florida

On August 3, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida health officials to announce the expansion of a new, piloted substance abuse and recovery network to disrupt the opioid epidemic. The network of addiction care – Coordinated Opioid Recovery (CORE) – is the first of its kind in the nation, coordinated through the Department […]