Dana Young

Drew WilsonJanuary 7, 2019

In a unanimous vote, VISIT FLORIDA’s board of directors on Monday approved former state Sen. Dana Young as its next CEO. The appointment, recommended by Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis, was met with praise by the board. Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, said Young had a “100 percent voting record” […]

Staff ReportsJanuary 4, 2019

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis on Friday said he is recommending former state Sen. Dana Young, a Tampa Republican, to become the next CEO of VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s public-private tourism marketing arm.  Though the agency’s board of directors ultimately must decide to hire Young, it would be a surprise if they did not honor DeSantis’ wish. […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 9, 2018

Janet Cruz’s lead over Dana Young in their Florida Senate District 18 race grew to 355 overnight after the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board began counting provisional ballots and uncounted vote-by-mail ballots. Cruz’s lead had been just shy of 300. The outgoing House Democratic Leader had challenged Young, a Republican, for the state Senate […]


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