Governor Ron DeSantis Presents $20,000 Awards to Five Florida Teacher of the Year Finalists

On July 23, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis recognized the five Florida 2025 Teacher of the Year finalists. Governor DeSantis presented each finalist with a $20,000 check. The winner, who will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year gala on Thursday, July 25, will receive additional awards, bringing his or her total award amount to $50,000. […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Hosts Cooking Class for Florida Youth in Foster Care

On July 23, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis, joined by Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris and Guardian ad Litem Executive Director Dennis Moore, hosted a hands-on, healthy cooking class for Hope Florida mentors and mentees. The event showcased the partnership between Hope Florida and the Guardian ad Litem program, which has produced hundreds of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses Florida Sheriffs’ Association Summer Conference

On July 23, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed the Florida Sheriffs Association to reaffirm Florida’s support for law enforcement. In Florida, crime remains at a 50-year low thanks to the Governor’s commitment to law and order. To watch his full remarks, click here. “As long as I am Governor, Florida will support our law enforcement officers and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Two Judicial Appointments

On July 22, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces two judicial appointments: Adam Lee, of Gainesville, to serve as Judge on the Alachua County Court Lee is a Managing Member at Adam Lee Law PLLC. He has worked at the firm since 2016. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from the University of Florida. Lee […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Highlights Hope Florida Success at the Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference

On July 22, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

Nearly 130,000 printed resources have been distributed to law enforcement across the state as a way to help Floridians find help.  ORLANDO, Fla.—Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis spoke at the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Summer Conference to highlight Hope Florida as a referral resource for Florida Sheriffs and law enforcement. “Often, law enforcement personnel encounter […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council

On July 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Paul “P.J.” Marinelli, Karl Rasmussen, and Morgan Wilbanks and the reappointment of Michael Stephens, Scott Stryker, and Stephanie Wardein to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council. Paul “P.J.” Marinelli Marinelli, of Naples, is the President of RiverGlades Family Offices, LLC. Active in his community, he serves […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Howard Baum to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine

On July 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Howard Baum to the Board of Chiropractic Medicine. Howard Baum Baum, of Brandon, is a self-employed Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He is a veteran of the United States Army, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Active in his community, he serves as a counseling clinician for […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints William “Scott” Ramsey to the School Board of Osceola County

On July 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of William “Scott” Ramsey to the School Board of Osceola County. William “Scott” Ramsey Ramsey, of Kenansville, is the Owner and Operator of Ramsey Cattle, Ramsey Feed Company, LLC, and P-R Sod, LLC. Active in his community, he is the Chair of the Rodeo Committee for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Brett Hinely to the School Board of Okaloosa County

On July 19, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Brett Hinely to the School Board of Okaloosa County. This appointment is effective August 2, 2024. Brett Hinely Hinely, of Niceville, is the President of Cove Marine, Inc. and Bluewater High & Dry. He is also the Director of Marina Cove Realty, LLC and Freedom Distributions, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board

On July 12, 2024, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Brandon Graves, Frank Griffin, and Nicole Ramos Jones and the reappointment of Prakash “Paul” Patel to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. Brandon Graves Graves is the Chief Executive Officer at Stronghold SOF Solutions. A veteran of the United States Army, he is currently a fundraising […]