Gov. Scott: Florida Job Demand Higher than U.S. in January

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that job openings increased again in January, with a total of 287,651 job openings across Florida, according to Help Wanted OnLine. Job demand in Florida increased by 1,924 openings in January to a total of 287,651. This is an increase of 0.7 percent, while national growth only […]

Governor Scott Appoints Paul Militello to the Sumter County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Paul Militello to the Sumter County Court. Militello, 51, of Ocala, has been a solo practitioner since 2009. He previously practiced at Militello & Militello, P.A. from 2001 to 2009 and Carney & Militello, P.A from 1997 to 2001. Militello began his legal career […]

Governor Scott Appoints Gina Beovides to the Miami-Dade County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Gina Beovides to the Miami-Dade County Court. Beovides, 34, of Miami, has served as the Senior Staff Attorney at Dade Legal Aid since 2006. She has been a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer since 2011. She began her legal career as an attorney with […]

Governor Scott Appoints Ernest Kollra and Alberto Ribas, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Ernest Kollra and Alberto Ribas, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court. Kollra, 62, of Plantation, has practiced with Ernest A. Kollra, P.A. since 1986. He was previously a partner with Wagner & Kollra, P.A. from 1984-1986. He began his legal career as an […]

Governor Scott Appoints Devin S. George to the Lee County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Devin S. George to the Lee County Court. George, 36, of North Fort Myers, has served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Court since 2006. She is a member of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. George received her bachelor’s and […]

Governor Scott Appoints Geoffrey Gentile and Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Geoffrey Gentile and Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court. Gentile, 52, of Cape Coral, is a partner with Boyle, Gentile & Leonard. He previously practiced at Fowler White Boggs, Banker, P.A. Gentile was the In-House Trial Counsel at State Farm […]

Governor Scott Appoints Judge Harvey L. Jay, III and Allen Winsor to the First District Court of Appeal

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of the Honorable Harvey L. Jay, III and Allen Winsor to the First District Court of Appeal. Jay, 53, of Jacksonville, has served as a Fourth Judicial Circuit Court judge since 2012. He was previously a partner with Saalfield Shad from 1991-2012. Harvey began his […]

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Needs CDC Action and Supplies to Prepare for Zika Virus

On February 4, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

CDC action requested after public health emergency declared in five counties TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong gave an update on Florida’s preparedness efforts relating to the Zika virus at the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. Governor Scott called on the federal Centers for Disease Control […]

Governor Scott: Kaman Aircraft Corporation’s Expansion Has Created 165 Jobs for Jacksonville Families

On February 4, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott visited Kaman Aircraft Corporation in Jacksonville to highlight the company’s recent expansion. Kaman has created 165 new jobs since 2011, with plans to ultimately create 200 new jobs for local families. Kaman is a global aerospace and industrial manufacturer and distributor, with 430 employees in Jacksonville and more than […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT DIRECTS PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY IN FOUR COUNTIES FOR ZIKA VIRUS

On February 3, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 16-29 which directs State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to declare a public health emergency in the four counties which have the Zika virus.  There are currently a total of nine travel-associated cases (defined as disease believed to be contracted outside of the state) of the […]