Gov. Rick Scott to Kentucky: Florida is a “Right-to-Work” State Ready for Your Business

On August 31, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will lead a domestic economic development mission to Kentucky in September to encourage businesses to relocate to Florida. The Governor will meet with private-sector businesses to explain why Florida is a better location for them to grow and create jobs. More specifics on the trip […]

Floridians Should Continue to Watch Remnants of Erika

On August 29, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full update on the remnants of Erika at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Naples. Governor Scott urged all Floridians to remain prepared for any potential impacts from the storm, especially increased rain and flooding in certain coastal regions. Governor Rick Scott said, “We just got […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FLORIDA IN PREPARATION FOR TROPICAL STORM ERIKA

On August 28, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 15-173 declaring a state of emergency in every county within the state of Florida in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika. To view Executive Order 15-173, click HERE.  

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S CREATION OF 500 NEW JOBS IN TAMPA

On August 27, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Johnson & Johnson, a global healthcare leader, will open a new North American shared services headquarters in Tampa and create 500 jobs over the next three years. The company will also make a capital investment of $23.5 million into the Tampa region. The multi-functional regional shared […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Robert Spottswood to Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Robert Spottswood to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Spottswood, 58, of Key West, is the chief executive officer of Spottswood Companies Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Third District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission and the Governor’s Commission on […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Miriam “Mimi” Planas to Florida Commission on the Status of Women

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Miriam “Mimi” Planas to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Planas, 48, of Miami, is an executive assistant with Dolphin Products and the chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Community Council, District 10. She succeeds Alci Maldonado and is appointed for a term […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Sheriff William “Bill” Prummell and the reappointment of Major Michael Allen to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Prummell, 45, of Punta Gorda, is the sheriff of Charlotte County. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three reappointments to the Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees. Robert Hudson, 73, of Gainesville, is a retired health care executive. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Santa Fe Healthcare from 2000 to 2006. He served on the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Pinki Jackel as Supervisor of Elections of Franklin County

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Pinki Jackel as the Supervisor of Elections of Franklin County. Jackel, 57, of Saint George Island, has been involved with public service for several years, including serving as a County Commissioner of Franklin County since 2008 as well as Chairman of the Tourist Development […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Chet Huddleston as Supervisor of Elections of Hardee County

On August 21, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Chet Huddleston as the Supervisor of Elections of Hardee County. Huddleston, 32, of Wauchula, has been involved with Hardee County public service organizations including the Hardee County Economic Development Council and the local Kiwanis Club.  Huddleston previously worked with the United States Department of […]