Governor Ron DeSantis Commemorates the Anniversary of the Champlain Towers Collapse

On June 24, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

SURFSIDE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis attended the memorial ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium where he announced $1 million in funding to construct a memorial in the victims’ honor and designated a portion of Collins Avenue in Surfside as “98 Points of Light Road.”   […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Two Bills

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/SB 1534 – Retail Theft CS/SB 1808 – Immigration Enforcement To read the transmittal letter, click here.   ###

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Thirty Seven Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 30, 2022, to act on these bills.   CS/SB 1808 –  Immigration Enforcement SB 144 –  Identification Cards SB 156 – Loss Run Statements CS/SB 254 – Religious Institutions SB 288 – Electronic Dissemination of Commercial […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Holley to the Florida Athletic Commission

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Holley to the Florida Athletic Commission.   John Holley Holley, of Tallahassee, is the Vice President of State Government Affairs at Florida Power and Light Company. Holley earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and English from Florida State University and juris doctorate […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Four to the Board of Medicine

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Amy Derick, Dr. Patrick Hunter, and Nicole Justice and the reappointment of Dr. David Diamond to the Board of Medicine.   Dr. Amy Derick Dr. Derick is the Founder and Owner of Derick Dermatology. She previously served as Chair of the Illinois State […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints David Hodges Jr. to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of David Hodges Jr. to the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.   David Hodges Jr. Hodges, of Jacksonville, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hodges Management Group and 925 Partners Insurance Agency. He previously served as a member of the Jacksonville Housing Authority and was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the State Retirement Commission

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michael Kessie and Azhar Khan to the State Retirement Commission.   Michael Kessie   Kessie, of Bradenton, is the former Chief of Police of the New College of Florida Police Department. Previously, he served as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Receives Four Bills from the Florida Legislature

On June 17, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Yesterday, Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature. The Governor has until June 30, 2022, to act on these bills.   CS/HB 1499 – City of Key West, Monroe County HB 1581 – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office CS/HB 7055 – Cybersecurity CS/HB 7057 – Public Records and Public Meetings […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson

On June 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MEMORANDUM TO: Colonel Roger Young, Division Director, FWC Shannon M. Martin, Mayor, City of Port St. Lucie Sean Mitchell, County Chair, St. Lucie County FROM: Governor Ron DeSantis DATE: June 16, 2022 RE: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson   On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Senior Investigator Kyle Patterson was killed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 2022 Florida Python Challenge®

On June 16, 2022, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that registration for the 2022 Florida Python Challenge® has opened and the annual 10-day event will be held August 5-14, 2022. Members of the public are now able to take the required online training and register to compete to win thousands of dollars in prizes while removing invasive Burmese pythons from […]