Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

On April 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Student winners will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited Florida K-12 students to participate in the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month essay and art contests based on this year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes.” Parents, students, teachers, and principals are […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Drew Graham to Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Board of Directors

On April 27, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Drew Graham to the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Board of Directors Graham, 49, of Tampa, is a managing partner with Ballast Point Ventures. He currently serves as vice chair for the Tampa General Hospital Foundation. Graham received his bachelor’s degree from […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Amy P. Brodersen and Kerra A. Smith to the Escambia County Court

On April 27, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Amy P. Brodersen and Kerra A. Smith to the Escambia County Court. Brodersen, 40, of Pensacola, has served as general counsel for the Pensacola Police Department since 2013. She previously served as an assistant state attorney for the First Judicial Circuit from 2005-2012. Brodersen […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Kelly Eckley to the Duval County Court

On April 27, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kelly Eckley to the Duval County Court. Eckley, 39, of Jacksonville, has served as chief assistant statewide prosecutor for the Attorney General of Florida since 2014. She previously served as assistant statewide prosecutor for the Attorney General of Florida from 2007-2014, as legal counsel […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Stephen S. Everett to the Leon County Court

On April 27, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Stephen S. Everett to the Leon County Court. Everett, 35, of Tallahassee, has served as assistant general counsel for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity since 2012. He previously served as an assistant public defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit from 2009-2012 and as […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Kemba Lewis to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court

On April 27, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kemba Lewis to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. Lewis, 43, of Land O’Lakes, has served as an assistant public defender for the sixth circuit since 2002. She received her bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida and Mercer University, and her law degree […]

Governor Rick Scott Highlights Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

On April 27, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted efforts to fight human trafficking in the Florida First budget, including $6.8 million for safe homes and service providers across the state for victims of human trafficking and other services. Governor Scott also highlighted an additional $2.3 million for the PACE Center for Girls to fund an […]

Governor Rick Scott Awards Six Law Enforcement Officers with the Medal of Heroism

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded Florida State University Police Department Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams, and Tallahassee Police Department Officer Wayne Staats  with the Medal of Heroism for their quick reaction in a hostile situation. Governor […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded one individual and one volunteer program with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott said, “Renee and the Sarasota Downtown Ambassador Program have gone above and beyond to serve their communities. I am honored […]

Governor Rick Scott Presents Shine Awards to 2016 Teachers of the Year

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized five outstanding educators with Governor’s Shine Awards. Each teacher has been recognized as a 2016 Teacher of the Year for their county or school. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to recognize five of Florida’s top teachers today for working […]