Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Nearly $4 Million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Award

On November 13, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Melbourne, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $4 million is being awarded to the Melbourne Airport Authority for infrastructure improvements at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Dan Traver to the Fifth District Court of Appeal

On November 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dan Traver to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. The Fifth District Court covers portions of East and Central Florida. Dan Traver Traver, of Orlando, is currently serving as a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. He previously served as a lawyer […]

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

On November 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Lawrence “Larry” Tyree and Susan D. Stafford 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. Lawrence “Larry” Tyree Tyree, of Orlando, was previously […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Three Reappointments and One Appointment to the Statewide Judges of Compensation Claims Judicial Nominating Commission

On November 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointment of Wogan “Wogie” Badcock, Victor Marrero, and Jeffery Jontz and the appointment of William “Will” Spicola to the Statewide Judges of Compensation Claims Judicial Nominating Commission (JCC JNC). The JCC JNC nominates persons for appointment by the Governor to the Judge of Compensation Claims, they […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Eleven Appointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions

On November 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following appointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions. Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission Alexander Caballero, of Tampa, is a shareholder at Sessums Black Caballero Fiacarrotta, PA. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his law degree from Florida State […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Joined USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao to Announce BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant Recipients in Orlando

On November 12, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Orlando, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao to announce Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant recipients from Florida and across the nation. The Governor was also joined by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin Thibault and local officials. “Florida knows […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Executive Director Danny Burgess Participate in Veterans Day Events

On November 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Fort Myers, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Executive Director Danny Burgess participated in events to recognize and honor Florida veterans on Veterans Day. “Florida is home to more than 1.5 million veterans, and it is our duty to ensure those who have served our country are receiving the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis & VISIT FLORIDA Launch New Website for Service Members and Their Families

On November 11, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the launch of a new military-friendly travel section on VISIT FLORIDA’s website, www.visitflorida.com/military. The section is a consolidated source of Florida travel information for service members, veterans, and their families. The site includes information about discounts and experiences available to military members […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $380 Million for Florida’s Timber Industry for Hurricane Michael Recovery

On November 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $380 million in grant funding for Florida’s timber industry following the impact of Hurricane Michael. USDA announced this funding today as part of an $800 million package to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. This grant will […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Free Admission for Florida State Parks in Honor of Veterans Day

On November 8, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will offer free admission for all families and visitors on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in recognition of Veterans Day. Florida State Parks offer year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served […]