Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Created Nearly 25,000 New Jobs

On July 19, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 24,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created More Than 14,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 19, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 14,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in June, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Jacksonville area were leisure and hospitality with […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Fort Lauderdale Area Created Nearly 18,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 19, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 17,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in June, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Fort Lauderdale area […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Sanford

On July 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

First Lady Announces the Formation of a Drug Abuse Prevention Panel to be Chaired by Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma Sanford, Fla. — Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session on mental health and substance abuse at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Sanford. This was her second listening session of the day […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Barbers’ Board

On July 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Russell Mayer and Edwin Stewart to the Florida Barbers’ Board. Russell Mayer Mayer, of Casselberry, is a retired barber. He was a manager and barber at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club in Lake Mary for over 10 years. He completed his master barber certification in […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Six to the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force

On July 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Michael Morley, John Stinneford, Melissa Nelson, the Honorable Michael Andrews, Bradenton Police Chief Melanie Bevan and Pasco County Sheriff Christopher Nocco to the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force. Michael Morley Morley, of Windemere, is an assistant professor at the Florida State University College of […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Listening Session on Mental Health and Substance Abuse at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

On July 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Venice, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast to discuss new mental health and substance abuse initiatives. Today’s listening session was part of the First Lady’s Hope for Healing Florida campaign, a multi-agency initiative that strives to combine the resources and efforts […]

Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis Announce Two Appointments to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet

On July 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the appointments of Jessica Costello and Forough Hosseini to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet. “I’m pleased to appoint Jessica Costello and Forough Hosseini to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, as I am confident they will faithfully serve our state’s youth […]

First Lady Casey DeSantis Holds Two Listening Sessions on Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach

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

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis held two listening sessions on mental health and substance abuse, the first at First Coast High School in Jacksonville and the second at the Hanley Foundation in West Palm Beach. Today’s listening sessions were part of the First Lady’s Hope for Healing Florida campaign, which strives to […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees

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

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Jennifer Brown and the reappointments of Thomas McGehee Jr. and Wayne Young to the Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees. Jennifer Brown Brown, of Jacksonville, is the Executive Director of KIPP Jacksonville Charter Schools. Brown is a proud U.S. Army Veteran […]