Governor Ron DeSantis Receives 25 Bills from the Florida Legislature

On May 26, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 10, 2020 to act on these bills. SB 400 – Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams SB 716 – County Boundaries SB 28 – Relief of Clifford Williams CS/SB 7018 – Essential State Infrastructure SB 1714 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John D. Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court

On May 26, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Couriel’s appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Lagoa, who now serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit after being appointed by President Donald Trump. “John Couriel’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Renatha Francis to Serve as First Jamaican-American on the Florida Supreme Court

On May 26, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court. Francis’ appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck, who now serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit after being appointed by President Donald Trump. Francis will […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Julie Marcus as Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

On May 19, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Julie Marcus as Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections. This appointment is effective May 19, 2020. Julie Marcus Marcus, of St. Petersburg, has served as the Chief Deputy to the Supervisor of Elections of Pinellas County since 2012. For the last seventeen years with the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Recognize Foster Care Month in Florida

On May 19, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Over 6,700 foster families have opened their hearts and homes to more than 8,150 children, with some even committing to care for youth impacted by COVID-19  Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis recognized May 2020 as Foster Care Month in Florida, bringing statewide attention to children and families in […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

On May 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, state officials and Florida leaders representing businesses, health care, fitness centers, and theme parks, applauded Governor Ron DeSantis’ Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery Full Phase 1 Plan. Governor DeSantis announced his phased, methodical and data-driven approach to re-open Florida during a press conference from Florida’s Capitol. Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez said, “Today, […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Nearly $2 Million Emergency Grant to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Florida

On May 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Funding will help fulfill the increased need for behavioral health services resulting from COVID-19 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has received a $1.9 million emergency grant to address behavioral health disorders resulting from the current public health emergency. The funding, awarded by the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Opening of the I-4/S.R. 408 Interchange Ramps Three Months Ahead of Schedule

On May 18, 2020, in News Releases, by Staff

Corridor safety and mobility enhanced, travel times in heart of Florida reduced Tallahassee, Fla. – As a result of his directive to accelerate work on the I-4 Ultimate project due to decreased volume in traffic as a result of COVID-19, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) today announced the opening of […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jennifer Swenson to the Polk County Court

On May 14, 2020, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jennifer Swenson to the Polk County Court. Swenson, of Lakeland, has served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Tenth Circuit State Attorney’s Office since 2012, where she currently serves as Chief of the General Felony Division. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Robin Lanigan to the Duval County Court

On May 8, 2020, in News Releases, Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Robin Lanigan to the Duval County Court. Langin, of Jacksonville, is a General Magistrate for the Fourth Circuit Court in Duval County. Based on her prior law practice, she served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Family Law Inn of Court. She received […]