Governor Ron DeSantis Calls Special Session of the Florida Legislature to Protect Florida Jobs

On October 21, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Attorney General Ashley Moody, Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, and Floridians who have lost their jobs or are having their employment threatened due to vaccine mandates to call a Special Session of the Florida Legislature to provide protections for employees.    “Your right to earn a […]

Governor DeSantis Stands with Parents Against Biden Administration’s Attempt to Silence Free Speech through Intimidation

On October 20, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by parents who were targeted in a recent memo from Attorney General Merrick Garland that attempted to silence parents who speak out to protect their children. The memo was issued following a letter from the National School Board Association to President Biden, which likened parents who oppose the masking of kindergartners […]

Governor Ron DeSantis: Florida’s Seaports Are Open and Ready to Meet Holiday Demands

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida Seaports have open capacity and can meet holiday demand, while other seaports across the country are struggling to keep up. Governor DeSantis made the announcement at JAXPORT, where he was joined by Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault and Florida Seaport executives. Seaports including […]

Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of General Colin Powell

On October 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis  DATE:             Monday, October 18, 2021 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of General Colin Powell _________________________________________________________________________   Today, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $6 Million Infrastructure Investment for Sumter County

On October 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

SUMTERVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund award to Sumter County to help complete a one and a half mile road expansion that serves a 300-acre industrial park. The road expansion will support high-demand fields like manufacturing and construction, creating nearly 7,000 jobs and adding an […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces $6.1 Million to Support Workforce Education in Hernando County

On October 18, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced more than $6.1 million is being awarded to Hernando County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for the development of an 18-acre site where Pasco Hernando State College and Suncoast Technical Education Center will build additional campuses and provide new workforce training programs for residents. The training offered at […]

MEMO: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers’ Memorial Service 

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                 Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Development and Management FROM:            Governor Ron DeSantis DATE:             Friday, October 15, 2021 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers’ Memorial Service   This […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Twelve to the Florida Commission on Community Service

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Tajiana Ancora-Brown, Christina Bonarrigo Vilamil, Jayne Cerio, Henri Crockett, John Davis, Ebo Entsuah, Adam Farout, Dakeyan Graham, Autumn Karlinsky, Kerry Schultz, Kelli Walker and Ameiko Watson to the Florida Commission on Community Service, also known as Volunteer Florida. Tajiana Ancora-Brown Ancora-Brown, of Winter Garden, is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Jonathan Hawayek to the Rare Disease Advisory Council

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jonathan Hawayek to the Rare Disease Advisory Council. Jonathan Hawayek Hawayek is State Government Affairs Lead for Spark Therapeutics. Previously, he held government affairs positions with Zoll Medical and Allergan. Hawayek earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the State University of New York […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Veterinary Medicine

On October 15, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Rudd Nelson and Sharon Powell to the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Rudd Nelson Nelson, of Fort Lauderdale, is a licensed veterinarian practicing at Bayview Animal Clinic. He has served on the Board of Veterinary Medicine since 2016 and is a member of the American Veterinary […]