Governor Scott Honors Two with the Medal of Heroism

On August 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Detective Robert Smith, of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, and Trooper Marcos Diaz, of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, with the Medal of Heroism for their courageous actions and service to Florida families. Governor Scott said, “I am honored […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism On Pace for Another Record Year

On August 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Tourism-Related Employment Has Lead the State in Growth for 52 Straight Months Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA’s preliminary estimates* 24.0 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2014 (April-June), an increase of 3.0 percent over the same period in 2013.  This represents the largest second quarter for visitation […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Tom Walters to the Seminole County School Board

On August 18, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Retired Colonel Tom Walters as a School Board Member of Seminole County. Walters, 65, of Oviedo, is a former Mayor of Oviedo. He served in the United States Air Force from 1971 through 2000.  Walters received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State College and his Master […]

Gov. Scott Honors 380 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 15, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Colonel John Rooney and Mike Prendergast, FDVA Executive Director, awarded 380 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “This week we had the honor of presenting 2,174 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award. These courageous […]

Gov. Scott: Florida creates 2,100 private-sector jobs in July

On August 15, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida created 2,100 private-sector jobs in July 2014. Since December 2010, Florida’s private-sector businesses have added 620,300 jobs for Florida families. The statewide unemployment rate for July 2014 is 6.2 percent, down 1.1 percentage points from the July 2013 rate of 7.3 percent and unchanged from last month. Governor […]

Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Dr. Christopher “Mark” Fallows to Citrus County Hospital Board

On August 14, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Dr. Christopher “Mark” Fallows to the Citrus County Hospital Board. Fallows, 56, of Crystal River, is an osteopathic physician at the Pain Institute of Central Florida. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 14, 2014, and ending July 8, 2018. The appointment is subject to confirmation […]

Gov. Scott Honors 281 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On August 14, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr and Colonel Mike Prendergast FDVA Executive Director, awarded 281 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “Today, we honored 281 Melbourne veterans to show our gratitude to all of the courageous Florida men and […]