Governor DeSantis Appoints Roberto Gonzalez to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners

On November 23, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Roberto Gonzalez to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, District 11. Roberto Gonzalez Gonzalez, of Miami, is Owner and Managing Partner of the PereGonza Law Firm, in Miami, Florida. Gonzalez attended Miami Dade College, earned his bachelor’s degree in English Literature from St. Thomas University, and his Juris Doctor from […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes One Judicial Nominating Commission Appointment

On November 22, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces the following appointment to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commission. First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Zachary “Zack” Smith, of Pensacola, is a Legal Fellow with The Heritage Foundation.  He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and law degrees from the University of Florida. Smith is appointed for a term ending July 1, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Daniel Espino to the School Board of Miami-Dade County

On November 21, 2022, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Espino to the School Board of Miami-Dade County effective November 22, 2022.   Daniel Espino Espino, of Miami Springs, is a Partner and Attorney of Bercow Radell Fernandez Larkin & Tapanes Law. He is a former Miami Springs City Councilmember and is the current […]

WellMed Charitable Foundation Contributes $400,000 to Support First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hope Hero Volunteer Program

On November 18, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that Florida’s Aging Network received a $400,000 grant from the WellMed Charitable Foundation to continue support of seniors in their recovery from Hurricane Ian through Florida’s Hope Florida – A Pathway to Purpose Hope Hero volunteer program.   “We’ve seen the power of our Hope Hero volunteers […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 14, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Last week, Hurricane Nicole made landfall along Florida’s east coast as a Category 1 hurricane. Since then, the State of Florida has worked with its public and private partners to expedite recovery efforts. Completed projects include: power has been restored to accounts that can safely receive it, all state-owned bridges have been inspected and […]

S.R. A1A Reopens Today on the Entire East Coast of Florida Following Damage from Hurricane Nicole

On November 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Roadway Opening in Flagler, St. Johns and Volusia Counties   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reopening of all sections of State Road (S.R.) A1A with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) expediting emergency repairs in the wake of Hurricane Nicole. “FDOT has completed emergency repairs on the last three storm-damaged sections of S.R. A1A, and reopened the roadway after only three days of work,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “FDOT crews have been working to complete repairs in […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 12, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This week, Governor Ron DeSantis gave briefings at the State Emergency Operations Center and traveled the state to survey damage in areas across the east coast of Florida that were impacted by Hurricane Nicole. Last night, less than two days after Hurricane Nicole made landfall, all accounts that lost power and can safely receive […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Launches Website to Apply for State Government Opportunities in Administration’s Second Term

On November 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor also announced Keeping Florida Free Transition Team   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his 2022–2023 transition chairs, as well as the launch of JoinTeamDeSantis.com where those interested in public service may apply for positions in the DeSantis Administration.   “During my second term in office, we will remain focused on continuing to […]

Florida Responds to Impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole

On November 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was at the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor and issue updates on Tropical Storm Nicole. Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane near Vero Beach early Thursday and has weakened to a Tropical Storm as it moves through the Florida peninsula. Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to move up […]

Memo: Executive Order 22-256 (Amending Executive Order 22-253, Emergency Management – Hurricane Nicole)

On November 10, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO:                 Members of the Press FROM:           Taryn Fenske, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:            Thursday, November 10, 2022 RE:                 Executive Order 22-256 (Amending Executive Order 22-253, Emergency Management – Hurricane […]