Governor Rick Scott Appoints Eight Members to Judicial Nominating Commissions

On January 23, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the following appointments:   Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Eual Tyler Cathey, of Tampa, is the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Franklin Street.  He succeeds Edward Page and is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2019.   Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors 628 Veterans with the Veterans Service Medal

On January 23, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 628 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to the state and the nation. Since 2013, Governor Scott has awarded more than 13,000 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize these brave American heroes […]

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Associations Support Governor Scott’s Proposal that all Facilities have Emergency Generators

On January 23, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Health Care Association, Florida Senior Living Association, LeadingAge Florida and the Florida Assisted Living Association have agreed to support the Governor’s rule to have emergency generators to power their air conditioning units during emergencies. These associations, which represent thousands of nursing homes […]

Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for Florida First Responder Appreciation Week

On January 22, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation recognizing January 22-26 as Florida First Responder Appreciation Week. To read Governor Scott’s proclamation, click HERE.   Governor Scott said, “Florida is home to the world’s best first responders who never hesitate to keep others safe. Every day they dedicate their lives to protect […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Five to Commission on Community Service

On January 19, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of five to the Commission on Community Service. Meghan Collins, 30, of Tallahassee, is the communications director at the Florida Department of Education. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. She succeeds Kelli Walker and is appointed pursuant to section 14.29(3)(a)2., Florida […]

Gov. Scott Announces Eight Appointments to Multiple State Boards

On January 19, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five reappointments and three appointments to multiple state boards. Sante Fe College District Board of Trustees Mike Goldwire, 77, of Starke, is the chief executive officer of Goldwire Associates, Inc. He succeeds retired Colonel Arley McRae, and is appointed for a term beginning January 19, 2018, and […]

Governor Scott Appoints J. Andrew “Drew” Atkinson to the Second District Court of Appeal

On January 19, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of J. Andrew “Drew” Atkinson to the Second District Court of Appeal. Atkinson, 44, of Tampa, is currently the General Counsel for the Florida Department of Management Services. A native of the Tampa Bay area, he previously practiced with the law firm of Broad and […]

Governor Scott Appoints Christopher LaBruzzo and Frederick Pollack to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court

On January 19, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Christopher LaBruzzo and Frederick Pollack to the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court. LaBruzzo, 42, of Tampa, is an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and his law degree from Tulane University School […]

Governor Scott Appoints Judge Spencer J. Multack to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

On January 19, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Spencer J. Multack to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Multack, 42, of Aventura, is currently a County Judge for Miami-Dade County, and previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added 5,600 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 19, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 5,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year and unemployment rates in these areas have dropped. The Naples area’s unemployment rate is down to 3.6 percent, 0.9 percentage point less than it was a year ago. Fort Myers’ unemployment rate dropped […]