Tag: Jackie Schutz

Staff ReportsNovember 20, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott‘s office as Governor was a remarkably disciplined operation, with few leaks or deviations from message over eight years. Expect that his Senate office will be the same. Per POLITICO Florida, Scott’s new chief of staff will be one of the most familiar behind-the-scenes presences in Scott World: Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scott’s former chief of staff […]

Peter SchorschJuly 7, 2017

Kim McDougal, Gov. Rick Scott‘s former chief of staff, is joining GrayRobinson‘s Tallahassee office as a Senior Director of Government Affairs, the law firm announced Friday. “Kim brings tremendous insight and invaluable experience to our firm, and will also substantially increase our expertise in the education policy and appropriations areas,” said Jason Unger, managing partner of the Tallahassee office. “The […]

Staff ReportsMay 25, 2017

John Tupps is heading back to the Governor’s Office. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Tupps would be returning to the Governor’s Office as his communications director beginning June 5. He will replace Jackie Schutz Zeckman, who has been tapped to serve as Scott’s chief of staff. “John has demonstrated an incredible commitment to supporting […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 16, 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott returned to Jacksonville Tuesday, for the ribbon-cutting at a beer bottling plant he’d visited more than once in recent years: Anheuser-Busch’s expanded Metal Container Corporation manufacturing facility. Back in 2015, Scott discussed the need for money for the Quick Action Closing Fund, part of a trend in which the “jobs governor” sought money […]

Associated PressJune 21, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott is planning to appeal the denial of his request for the declaration of a federal state of emergency in the wake of the Orlando nightclub mass shooting. Scott doesn’t understand why the request was denied, representative Jackie Schutz told The Associated Press, especially since an emergency was declared after the Boston Marathon bombing. […]

Peter SchorschNovember 2, 2015

Governor Rick Scott huddled with embattled insurance commissioner Kevin McCarty last Tuesday after a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, however the scheduled meeting did not appear on the governor’s official schedule. The off-the-grid meeting is only serving to fuel speculation that McCarty will soon leave the Office of Insurance Regulation, despite his public statements to the contrary. […]


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