Governor Scott Appoints Zachary M. Gill to the Lee County Court

On June 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Zachary M. Gill to the Lee County Court. Gill, 36, of Fort Myers, is currently a partner with Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice, and Purtz, P.A. where he has practiced since 2010. He previously served as an assistant state attorney in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit […]

Governor Scott Appoints Gary L. Sanders to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court

On June 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Gary L. Sanders to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court. Sanders, 53, of Ocala, has been with the Bice Cole Law Firm, P.L. since 2000, where he serves as owner and managing partner. He was previously a partner with Pattillo, McKeever & Bice from 1993-2000. […]

Governor Scott Appoints Michael P. McDaniel to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court

On June 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Michael P. McDaniel to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court. McDaniel, 45, of Lakeland, is the owner of the McDaniel Law Firm where he practices primarily civil litigation. From 2010-2013, McDaniel served as a Senior Rule of Law Advisor with the U.S. Department of State […]

Governor Scott Appoints Judge Don Thomas Hall to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court

On June 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Don Thomas Hall to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court. Hall, 60, of Arcadia, has served as a County Court Judge for DeSoto County since 1995. He was previously an assistant state attorney from 1992-1994. Hall began his legal career as an attorney and […]

Governor Scott Appoints Robert M. Dees to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court

On June 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Robert M. Dees to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Dees, 53, of Jacksonville, has been a partner with Milam, Howard, Nicandri, Dees & Gillam, P.A. since 2002. He was previously a partner with Holland & Knight from 1998-2002. Dees began his legal career with […]

Governor Scott: We Remember the 49 Lives Lost in Orlando with 49 Flags for 49 Days

On June 24, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, as a memorial of those who lost their lives during the Orlando terror attack, Governor Rick Scott directed 49 Florida state flags to be placed in front of the Florida Historic Capitol in Tallahassee for 49 days. Under each flag displays the name, age and photo of every victim of the […]

Governor Scott Announces SunRail to Operate Late Night Service for Community Vigil on Friday

On June 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will operate a SunRail late night train Friday, June 24, for those attending a community candlelight vigil planned at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. This comes at the request of the City of Orlando. […]

Following Washington’s Failure to Authorize Federal Zika Funding, Gov. Scott to Allocate $26.2 Million for Zika Preparedness

On June 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will use his emergency executive authority to allocate $26.2 million in state funds for Zika preparedness, prevention and response in Florida. This decision follows the federal government’s failure to take immediate action to approve funding for Zika preparedness by June 1st, the start of hurricane […]

Governor Scott, First Lady Thank Tim Tebow for Visiting Survivors and Families at ORMC

On June 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott thanked Tim Tebow for visiting the Orlando Regional Medical Center to meet with survivors and their families following the Orlando terror attack last week at Pulse Nightclub. Governor Rick Scott said, “Ann and I are grateful for the support of Tim Tebow and […]

GOV. SCOTT: DISAPPOINTING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DENIED REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOLLOWING TERROR ATTACK

On June 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, the Obama Administration rejected Governor Scott’s request for an Emergency Declaration under the Stafford Act following last week’s terror attack at Pulse Nightclub.  By denying this request, the federal government will not provide the $5 million in federal funds requested by Governor Scott to help with emergency response efforts, law enforcement […]