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Florida Office of Executive Clemency does an About Face

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June 27, 2014
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Updated June 28, 2014 @ 1:50PM ET The below letter was received from the Coordinator of the Florida Office of Executive Clemency dated June 26, 2014. Click on the image below to open in its full size. Original report below: We reported on June 23, 2014 that the Florida Office of Executive Clemency notified...
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“Innocent until Proven Guilty?” Not According To Florida Board of Executive Clemency

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June 23, 2014
Florida Executive Clemency Board: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services
 Adam H. Putnam, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.

Update June 24, 2014 @11:16AM ET In a follow-up call to the Office of Executive Clemency Investigations Division this morning, Debbie Sue was asked if she could confirm Kristen from the US Probation Office for the District of CT had made contact with their office yesterday. Debbie Sue responded “hold on just a minute,”...
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Governor Scott to Embark on Education Listening Tour

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September 8, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Beginning this Monday, Governor Rick Scott will embark on a tour across Florida listening to teachers, students and parents share their ideas to improve Florida’s education system. Governor Scott wants to hear Florida’s education stakeholders voice their ideas on how to improve the education of our state’s children. “By listening to...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

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September 7, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of C. Howard Hunter and Gilbert M. Singer to the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Hunter, 57, of Brandon, has practiced with Hill Ward Henderson P.A. since 2000.  Previously, he practiced with Freeman, Hunter, and Malloy from 1993 to 2000, and with Melkus &...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Board of Veterinary Medicine

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September 7, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Connie M. Johnson and Dr. Nanette P. Parratto-Wagner to the Board of Veterinary Medicine. Johnson, 58, of Plant City, is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She is appointed for a term beginning September 7, 2012, and ending October 31, 2013. Parratto-Wagner,...
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Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address

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September 7, 2012

Attached please find Governor Rick Scott’s weekly radio address. Learn more about Governor Scott’s work to bring jobs to Florida by eliminating job-killing regulation, holding government accountable and making sure Florida has the best educated workforce. Click here for the video version of the Weekly Radio Address.
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Request for Declaration Regarding Florida’s Oyster Harvesting Areas

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September 7, 2012

Governor Rick Scott sent a letter today to the U.S. Department of Commerce, requesting a declaration of a fishery resource disaster for Florida’s oyster harvesting areas in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly those in Apalachicola Bay. After conferring with county leadership, Franklin County estimates the employment impact of the disaster to affect 2,500 jobs,...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Six to Purple Ribbon Task Force

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September 6, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced six appointments to the Purple Ribbon Task Force. Ronald Davis, 67, of Tallahassee, is president of 21st Century Solutions. He is appointed for a term beginning September 6, 2012, and ending August 1, 2013. Jamie L. Glavich, 51, of Jacksonville, is the owner of Almost Home...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Wendy Giesy-Griffin to Southwest Florida Water Management District

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September 6, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Wendy J. Giesy-Griffin to the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Giesy-Griffin, 60, of Lithia, is a retired environmental consultant. Previously, she consulted with Metis Environmental Services beginning in 1996. Prior to that, she was an environmental administrator with the...
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Legislative Affairs Director Jon Costello Departs Governor’s Staff

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August 16, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the resignation of Jon Costello from the Office of the Governor. A copy of Costello’s letter of resignation is available here. His resignation is effective September 7, 2012. Costello has served as Legislative Affairs Director since Governor Scott’s inauguration.   As Legislative Director, Costello was responsible for...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Thirteen to Study Committee on Investor-Owned Water and Wastewater Utility Systems

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August 10, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced thirteen appointments to the Study Committee on Investor-Owned Water and Wastewater Utility Systems. Gus Alexakos, 77, of Zephyrhills, is retired from the Northern Illinois Gas Company. He is appointed for a term beginning August 10, 2012, and ending June 31, 2013. Keith A. Burge, 40, of...
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Florida’s Competitive Advantages

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July 12, 2012

Florida’s Competitive Advantages Made Clear to 40+ Aviation and Aerospace Companies at Farnborough Governor Scott returns from business development mission to United Kingdom   LONDON – Continuing his focus on job creation and promoting Florida as a leader in the aviation and aerospace industry, Governor Rick Scott wrapped up a four-day business development mission...
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Rick Scott Appoints Three to Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

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July 11, 2012

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Steven N. Gosney, Katherine Hurst Miller and Raven E. Sword to the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Steven N. Gosney, 44, of Ormond Beach, has been an Assistant Public Defender in the Seventh Judicial Circuit since 2010.  Previously, he was an Assistant State...
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Raising the Bar Works

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July 11, 2012

Statement from Governor Rick Scott on Elementary and Middle School Grades Tallahassee, Fla., – “Florida is raising education standards because we know from past experience that students and teachers consistently rise to occasion when challenged.  In just two years, Florida will move to a new testing standard that significantly reduces our reliance on the...
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Scott Appoints Ladisbel Leyva to Florida Center for Nursing

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July 11, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Ladisbel Leyva to Florida Center for Nursing   Tallahassee, Fla. – Tuesday July 10, 2012, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Ladisbel Leyva to the Board of Directors, Florida Center for Nursing. Leyva, 28, of Hialeah, has been the corporate clinical rotation manager for Dade Medical College since 2009....
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Scott Appoints Alan Forst to Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

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July 9, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Alan Forst to Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alan Orantes Forst to the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Forst, 53, of Palm City, has been a member of Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission since 2001 and serves as its...
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Statement from Governor Scott Regarding Meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron

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July 9, 2012
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Farnborough, England – British Prime Minister David Cameron and Florida Governor Rick Scott met today at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom. They discussed the importance of the aerospace sector to the global and UK/Florida economies and their efforts to implement policies that create aerospace sector jobs in the UK and Florida....
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Scott Appoints Lynn D. Rosenthal

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July 6, 2012

Governor Scott Appoints Lynn D. Rosenthal to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Lynn D. Rosenthal, of Coral Springs, to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court. Rosenthal, 54, has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 1985. In that capacity, she has prosecuted international...
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Governor Scott Appoints Judith Duggan Davidson

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July 6, 2012

Governor Scott Appoints Judith Duggan Davidson to the Volusia County Court   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judith Duggan Davidson, of Ormond Beach, to the Volusia County Court. Davidson, 52, has been an assistant public defender with the Seventh Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office since 2002 and the...
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Scott Appoints Judge Ross L. Bilbrey

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July 6, 2012

Governor Scott Appoints Judge Ross L. Bilbrey to the First Judicial Circuit Court   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Ross L. Bilbrey, of Pace, to the First Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Bilbrey, 43, has served on the Santa Rosa County Court since 2006. Previously, he was managing...
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

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July 6, 2012

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority   Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Steven “Dean” Asher and Domingo Sanchez and the reappointment of James “Jim” R. Palmer to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Asher, 44, of Orlando, has been the owner of Asher Maintenance Services...
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