Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Judicial Nominating Commissions

On April 29, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to two Judicial Nominating Commissions. Seventh Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission Andrew Morgan, 37, of Saint Augustine, is a partner with Canan Law, P.A. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning April 29, 2016, and ending July 1, 2018. Twelfth Circuit […]

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 Highlights Job Creation at ReliaQuest

On April 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Also Recognized Employees with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award ~ TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job creation at ReliaQuest, a growing IT security firm with customers worldwide. ReliaQuest is expanding its Corporate Headquarters and Security Operations Center in Tampa which will create 55 new security engineer positions by the end of […]

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 […]