Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Hernando County Housing Authority

On May 26, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Hernando County Housing Authority. David Gonzalez, 53, of Hernando Beach, is the West Hernando District Manager for Withlacoochee River Electric Co-op, Inc. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning May 26, 2016, and ending August 1, 2017. Shaun […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Susan H. Rothstein-Youakim to the Second District Court of Appeal

On May 26, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Susan H. Rothstein-Youakim to the Second District Court of Appeal. Rothstein-Youakim, 46, of Tampa, has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida since 1995. Rothstein-Youakim received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Michelle L. Naberhaus and Thomas J. Brown to the Brevard County Court

On May 26, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Michelle L. Naberhaus and Thomas J. Brown to the Brevard County Court. Naberhaus, 41, of Merritt Island, has practiced with Dean Mead, P.A., since 2015. She was previously a Sole Practitioner for Michelle L. Naberhaus, P.L., from 2013-2015, and a Shareholder with GrayRobinson, P.A., […]

Governor Rick Scott Issues “Finish in Four, Save More” Challenge to Universities and Colleges

On May 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Challenge to Help Students Graduate in Four Years by Eliminating Online Fees Orlando, Fla. – Today, during the Degrees to Jobs Summit, Governor Scott issued the “Finish in Four, Save More” Challenge to encourage universities and colleges to help full time students graduate with an affordable degree in four years to avoid additional costs and […]

Gov. Scott Ceremonially Signs Legislation to Help Floridians Affected by Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

On May 24, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott ceremonially signed Senate Bill 12 which creates a coordinated system of care to better help state agencies and local organizations work together to best treat Floridians affected by mental illness and substance abuse. This legislation will also help ensure individuals have every opportunity to receive services and support regardless […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jose A. Izquierdo to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court

On May 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jose A. Izquierdo to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court. Izquierdo, 40, of Miramar, has practiced with Izquierdo & Marin, P.A. since 2007 and with the Law Offices of Jose Izquierdo, P.A. since 2006. He previously practiced with the Law Offices of Bradford M. Cohen, […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Michael Davis to the Broward County Court

On May 23, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Michael Davis to the Broward County Court. Davis, 37, of Fort Lauderdale, has been a Senior Assistant Attorney General since 2014. He was previously a Senior Child Best Interest Attorney with the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program from 2012-2014. Davis received his bachelor’s degree […]

Governor Rick Scott Ceremonially Signs Agritourism Legislation

On May 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Also Highlights an Additional $25 Million to Fight Citrus Greening ~ LAKELAND, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott ceremonially signed HB 59, which allows farmers to participate in agritourism without interference from local governments. Governor Scott also highlighted more than $25 million in the Florida First budget for citrus research and programs to help […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Emery Gainey as Marion County Sheriff

On May 20, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Emery Gainey as Marion County Sherriff. Gainey, 57, of Tallahassee, has served as the Director of Law Enforcement Relations, Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs for the Florida Office of the Attorney General since 2007. He previously served as the Chief of Staff for […]

Gov. Scott: Naples Added 3,100 New Jobs Over the Year in April

On May 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples area added 3,100 private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage point over the year to 4.1 percent. Governor Scott said, “The Naples area added more than 3,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, […]