Gov. Scott Appoints Hope Pattey to the Polk County Court

On August 17, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced an appointment to the Polk County Court. Hope Pattey, 47, of Lakeland, is an Assistant State Attorney in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from The University of South Florida and her law degree from Florida State University College of Law. Pattey fills the […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Judge James R. Baxley to the Fifth Circuit Court

On August 17, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced an appointment to the Fifth Circuit Court. James R. Baxley, 49, of Eustis, is a County Judge in Lake County and previously was a partner at Hatfield and Baxley P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Florida and his law degree from The University […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Two to the Seventeenth Circuit Court

On August 17, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Seventeenth Circuit Court. Nickolaus Hunter Davis, 37, of Fort Lauderdale, is an Assistant State-wide Prosecutor for the Office of the Attorney General and previously served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Judicial Circuits. He received his bachelor’s degree from […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Dana Moss to the Sarasota County Court

On August 17, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced an appointment to the Sarasota County Court. Dana Moss, 47, of Lakewood Ranch, is a felony division chief for the Twelfth Circuit Public Defender’s Office. She previously served as a Police Officer. She received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and her law degree from Florida […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Continues to Lead Florida in Job Growth

On August 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that July 2018 marked the 40th consecutive month of Orlando having the highest job creation in the state, adding 53,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 3.6 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Two to Florida Public Service Commission

On August 17, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Gary Clark and Julie Brown to the Florida Public Service Commission. Clark, 50, of Chipley, is a commissioner of the Florida Public Service Commission. He was previously the Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Clark received his […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Unemployment Rates Remain Low

On August 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that unemployment rates in Southwest Florida areas have dropped in the past year. The Naples area’s unemployment rate was a low 4.1 percent, 0.4 percentage point less than it was a year ago. Fort Myers’ unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.4 percentage point in the past […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Adds Nearly 8,000 New Jobs

On August 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area created an additional 7,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in July, down 0.4 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July bringing the […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Added More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Created Nearly 22,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 21,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was a low 3.8 percent in July, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 […]