Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Ronald Ficarrotta to the Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Ronald Ficarrotta to the Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Ronald Ficarrotta Ficarrotta, of Tampa, is Chief Judge for Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit. Previously, he was a Hillsborough County Judge and an Assistant State Attorney. Judge Ficarrotta created the circuit’s Mental Health Court and Juvenile […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Fernando Acosta-Rua to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Fernando Acosta-Rua to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board of Directors. Fernando Acosta-Rua Acosta-Rua, of Jacksonville, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pet Paradise. He has served as Chairman of The Bolles School Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Karen Healy as Highlands County Supervisor of Elections

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Karen Healy as Highlands County Supervisor of Elections.   Karen Healy Healy, of Sebring, is the Highlands County Assistant Supervisor of Elections, a position she has held since 2003. Previously, she held positions in the county’s office of management and budget and with the St. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces JNC Appointment

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a Judicial Nominating Commission appointment.   Steven Martin to serve as Commissioner on the Twentieth Circuit JNC Steven Martin, of Fort Meyers, has served as the Managing Partner at Martin Law Firm, P.L. since 2006. He received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida. ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $6 Million Award for Workforce Education Programs at Lake Technical College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Continues to enhance Florida’s economic capacity in the midst of the Nation’s Supply Chain Woes   EUSTIS, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund award to the City of Tavares to construct a regional workforce training and innovation center in partnership with Lake Technical College. While Lake […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Date of Special Session to Protect Florida Jobs

On October 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation announcing that the Special Session to provide protections for Floridians who have lost their jobs or are having their employment threatened due to vaccine mandates will begin on November 15, 2021, and go no later than November 19, 2021.   “Your right to earn a living should […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates

On October 28, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

LAKELAND, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s order requiring employees of federal contractors to be vaccinated by December 8, following through on a promise to take legal action to stop federal overreach and making Florida the first state in the nation to hold the President accountable. The lawsuit seeks an […]

MEMO: Executive Order 21-224 (Special Elections – Senate District 33, House District 88, and House District 94)

On October 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Members of the Press FROM:            Taryn Fenske, Director of Communications, Ron DeSantis DATE:             Wednesday, October 27, 2021 RE:                  Executive Order 21-224 (Special Elections – Senate District 33, House District […]

Florida Reaches Lowest Case Rate in the Nation

On October 27, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – As a result of Governor Ron DeSantis’ leadership and our data-driven approach free of mandates, the State of Florida has one of the lowest COVID-19 daily average case rates in the last 7 days per 100,000 residents in the United States.   “Without mandates or lockdowns, COVID-19 cases in Florida have decreased […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Highlights Florida Leading the Nation’s Job Growth

On October 25, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida’s September Job Growth Rate is Three Times Faster Than the Nation   NORTH VENICE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by representatives of three Florida-based businesses — Tervis, PGT Innovations, and Anna Maria Oyster Bar — to highlight the recent success of Florida’s job market and support Florida-based companies. Florida’s economy gained 84,500 jobs in […]