Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and First Lady Casey DeSantis Host Listening Session on Venezuela

On February 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Miami, Fla. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and First Lady Casey DeSantis hosted a listening session in Miami to hear from those who have been personally affected by the ongoing situation in Venezuela and the oppressive Maduro Regime. “The Venezuelan people have been fighting to rid their country from the grips of a political, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection

On February 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Noah Valenstein to serve as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). “I’m pleased to announce that I have appointed Noah Valenstein to continue to lead the Department of Environmental Protection,” said Governor DeSantis. “Noah has led DEP with distinction and has played an […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of the Equal Opportunity Scholarship

On February 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Orlando, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his proposal calling for the establishment of the Equal Opportunity Scholarship in Florida. “I am happy to announce the establishment of this new scholarship that will greatly benefit families here in Florida,” said Governor DeSantis. “The Equal Opportunity Scholarship will ensure that students of all backgrounds have […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Statement Recognizing the One-Year Anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Massacre

On February 14, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released the following statement recognizing the one-year anniversary of the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “On this solemn day, our state mourns the lives of the seventeen souls lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one year ago. Since that tragic day, the Parkland community […]

PHOTO RELEASE Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses Friends of IDF Gala

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

Boca Raton, Fla. – Tonight, Governor Ron DeSantis, along with First Lady Casey DeSantis, addressed the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Gala in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 1981, Friends of the IDF provides for the well-being of the heroic soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces who risk their lives on a daily […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Calls for Statewide Grand Jury on School Safety

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

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to impanel a statewide grand jury to examine and review school safety measures throughout the state, as well as the responses of public entities to laws designed to protect schools such as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Directs FDLE to Prioritize Threat Assessment Strategy

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

Titusville, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis sent a letter to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Commissioner Rick Swearingen directing FDLE to prioritize the establishment of a threat analysis strategy to ensure that every government entity coordinates and cooperates in identifying and stopping persons on the pathway toward violence from committing such acts. “Florida […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order 19-45

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

Ensuring the Safety of Our Children in Our Schools Titusville, Fla. – Today, nearly one year after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where fourteen students and three staff members were murdered, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-45, which is focused on improving the safety of Florida schools. “Although […]

Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott ask President Trump to Include $200 Million in Construction Funding for Everglades Restoration

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – As part of his commitment to advocate on behalf of Florida’s environment and water quality, Governor Ron DeSantis today joined Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott asking President Donald Trump to include in the federal budget a sustained annual commitment of $200 million in construction funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER). […]

PHOTO RELEASE Governor Ron DeSantis Attends the Florida State Fair

On February 7, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Seffner, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis attended the Florida State Fair and participated in several events throughout the day to highlight Florida’s iconic agriculture and citrus industries. The Governor took part in the “Flip the Switch” event to kick off the Fair, met with locals and spoke at the “Fresh from Florida” Agriculture Breakfast […]