First Lady Casey DeSantis and Junior Rangers Madison and Mason DeSantis Join DEP at Florida Caverns State Park for Continued Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

On December 1, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

  MARIANNA, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis and Junior Rangers Madison and Mason DeSantis joined Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Shawn Hamilton to plant longleaf pine seedlings as part of continued hurricane recovery efforts at Florida Caverns State Park. During Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on October 10, 2018, as a Category […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Sweeping Pay Increases for State Law Enforcement Officers, $1,000 Bonuses for First Responders and $5,000 to Support State and Local Level Recruitment Efforts

On November 29, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $400 million in new funding proposals to increase the salaries of Florida’s state law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and state special risk firefighters, and to provide $1,000 bonuses for first responders, including law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and firefighters across the state for the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Responds to President Biden’s Reckless Decision to Remove FARC from the List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

On November 24, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis responded to President Biden’s reckless decision to remove the radically communist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from the United States list of foreign terrorist organizations. For decades, this violent organization perpetuated countless murders, bombings, assassinations, kidnapping and attacks under the guise of “redistributing wealth.”   In response to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Torey Alston and Jared Moskowitz to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners

On November 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Torey Alston and Jared Moskowitz to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. “Torey Alston and Jared Moskowitz are both Broward County natives with demonstrated records of service to the community and proven ability to work across party lines to get things done,” said Governor Ron […]

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida Visitation Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels

On November 23, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor DeSantis announced that Florida’s visitation from July to September 2021 exceeded 2019’s visitation over the same period for the first time since 2020. Governor DeSantis made this announcement based on VISIT FLORIDA’s estimates that show Florida welcomed a total of 32.5 million travelers in Q3 2021. This announcement also marks […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein to the Biscayne Bay Commission

On November 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to the Biscayne Bay Commission. Noah Valenstein Valenstein, of Tallahassee, is the founder of Brightwater Strategies and a Senior Advisor at the American Flood Coalition. Previously, he was Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the state’s Chief Resilience Officer. Valenstein […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes Gas Tax Relief to Save Floridians More than $1 Billion

On November 22, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Today Governor Ron DeSantis announced that during the upcoming legislative session, he is proposing more than $1 billion in gas tax relief for Floridians. This gas tax holiday will save up to $200 for the average Florida family. The Governor made the announcement at stops at Buc-ee’s in Daytona Beach and at […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Makes Four Judicial Appointments

On November 19, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announces four judicial appointments, one to the First Judicial Circuit Court, two to the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and one to the Pinellas County Court.   Thomas Williams, of Pensacola, to serve as Judge on the First Judicial Circuit Court   Williams has served as an Assistant State […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Dentistry

On November 19, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Nicholas White, Tinerfe Tejera, Fabio Andrade and Karyn Hill to the Board of Dentistry.   Nicholas White White, of Winter Park, is a pediatric dentist and owner of Lake Mary Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association and a diplomate […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Maria Bosque-Blanco to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees

On November 19, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Maria Bosque-Blanco to the Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees.     Maria Bosque-Blanco Bosque-Blanco, of Miami, is a guidance counselor at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She is nationally certified in school psychology and was previously a school psychologist in Broward County Public […]