Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Eight to the Concrete Masonry Education Council Board of Directors

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Mark Smith, Darryl Fales, Earl Losier, Troy Maschmeyer, Rockie Jenkins, William Parsons, Justin Lord and Robert Carlton to the Concrete Masonry Education Council Board of Directors. Mark Smith Smith, of Bell, is the owner of Bell Concrete Products and Columbia Ready Mix. He is […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Angelita Salado and Joaquin Molina to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Angelita Salado Salado, of Miami, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Catholic Charities. She is a member of the Florida Counseling Association and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Darla Portman and Christopher Nebbeling to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. Darla Portman Portman, of Wesley Chapel, is a Master Police Officer with the City of Tampa Police Department. She is currently the President of the Tampa Police Benevolent Association and serves […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Kathy Panozzo to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Kathy Panozzo to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board. Kathy Panozzo Panozzo, of Jacksonville, is the Director of Trailer Maintenance at Landstar. Previously, she held the positions of Manager and Coordinator of Automotive Operations at Landstar. Panozzo is a member of the Technology and […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Clay County Development Authority

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Joelle Marquis and James Horne to the Clay County Development Authority. Joelle Marquis Marquis, of Fleming Island, is Senior Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy in Action. She has volunteered her time with Quigley House, Recovering Clay, Mercy Support […]

Florida Department of Education Issues Emergency Order

On April 9, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) issued Emergency Order 2021-EO-02. This order builds on previous FDOE Orders 2020-EO-06 and 2020-EO-07, which created conditions for the successful reopening of all the state’s public schools, and 2021-EO-01, which expanded the statewide testing windows to ensure that every student can safely complete their state assessments. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis & Attorney General Ashley Moody Announce Lawsuit Against Biden Administration Shutdown of Cruise Industry

On April 8, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

The CDC’s “So-called” Conditional Sailing Order greatly exceeds the narrow authority given to the CDC by federal law. Miami, Fla. – Today, under the direction of Governor DeSantis, Florida is suing the Biden Administration in federal district court to overturn the unlawful “Conditional Sailing Order” enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Governor Ron DeSantis Debunks False, Defamatory and Partisan Attacks by 60 Minutes

On April 8, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed various misrepresentations and smears made by 60 Minutes regarding Florida’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution efforts. A copy of the Governor’s full presentation is available HERE and a video of the Governor’s presentation is available HERE. “CBS and 60 Minutes have a playbook: lie with impunity, smear […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING:Florida Seniors Thank Governor DeSantis for Publix Partnership

On April 5, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida was the first state in the nation to put Seniors First and prioritize residents 65 and older to receive a vaccine. This decision was part of Governor DeSantis’ data-driven approach to protect our state’s most vulnerable residents, as individuals over the age of 65 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Update on Piney Point; Meets with DEP and FDEM Leadership, Local Officials and Emergency Response Teams

On April 4, 2021, in News Releases, by Staff

Palmetto, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Manatee County to meet with state and local officials as Florida continues to mitigate the potential risk of uncontrolled discharges from Piney Point. The Governor has issued a State of Emergency in Manatee County to ensure proper resources are available for response and recovery. Governor DeSantis’ press […]