Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Updates on State Response to Tropical Storm Ian, State Emergency Operations Center Activated to Level One

On September 25, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued updates on Tropical Storm Ian at the State Emergency Operations Center with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Kevin Guthrie. Full remarks from this morning’s press conference are available here.   Tropical Storm Ian is expected to become a hurricane and reach major hurricane strength before making landfall on Florida’s […]

MEMORANDUM:Executive Order 22-219 (Amending Executive Order 22-218, Emergency Management – Tropical Depression Nine)

On September 24, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Members of the Press   FROM:           Taryn Fenske, Director of Communications, Governor Ron DeSantis   DATE:            Saturday, September 24, 2022   RE:                  Executive Order 22-219 (Amending Executive Order 22-218, Emergency […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Statement on Peter Antonacci

On September 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Casey and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Peter Antonacci, Director of the Office of Elections Crimes and Security.  He was a dedicated, tenacious, and assiduous public servant, lawyer, and respected professional – a friend to all in the State of Florida. He vigilantly sought to uphold the law throughout his lengthy career […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency for 24 Counties, Urges Floridians to Prepare for Impacts from Tropical Depression 9

On September 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Governor DeSantis has also requested a federal pre-landfall Emergency Declaration TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-218, declaring a State of Emergency for 24 counties in the potential path of Tropical Depression 9. Additionally, Governor DeSantis has requested a federal pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in anticipation of impacts from the storm. This declaration will […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards $1.9 Million to Expand Entrepreneurship Education and Training

On September 23, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida’s education system is now the number one in the world for entrepreneurship education and training Video Courtesy of the Governor’s Press Office TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $1.9 million to support entrepreneurship education and training programs at 8 state colleges and 17 school districts across the state. This funding will help students learn […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Counteracts Malign Influence by China and Other Hostile Nations in Florida through New Action

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

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced executive action and legislative proposals to address threats posed by the Communist Party of China and other hostile foreign powers in cyberspace, real estate, and academia. These measures will curtail the nefarious intentions of all seven countries on Florida’s list of countries of concern, making it more difficult […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Two Appointments to Florida’s Judicial Qualifications Commission

On September 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces the appointment of Jonathan Bronitsky and Michelle Montanaro to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is charged with investigating allegations of misconduct of justices and judges. The Governor must appoint non-attorneys to the fifteen-member commission.   Jonathan Bronitsky Bronitsky, of Delray Beach, is the Co-Founder and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Four Judicial Nominating Commission Appointments

On September 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces the following appointments and reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions.    First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission  Shelley Reynolds, of Pensacola, is an Attorney at Law Office of Shelley Guy Reynolds.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and her law degree from Florida State […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Florida Cancer Connect Spanish Translations

On September 21, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

Updates include a Spanish translation of all web pages, release of new survivor videos in Spanish and English and Spanish subtitles to all current survivor videos TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced updates to Florida Cancer Connect, Florida’s centralized website providing tools for individuals and families battling cancer. Updates include a fully translated […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Timothy Bobanic as Brevard County Supervisor of Elections

On September 20, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Timothy Bobanic as Brevard County Supervisor of Elections. The appointment is effective October 1, 2022.     Timothy Bobanic Bobanic, of Melbourne, is the Director of Information Technology and Election Services for the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections, a position he has held since 2013. He […]