Tag: Mike Prendergast

Guest AuthorNovember 1, 2018

America’s veterans understand the meaning of those hallowed words like no other group of citizens in this country. Now more than ever, it is every Floridian’s responsibility to ensure that our state’s returning veterans and their family members know that we have their back, and we thank them for their personal sacrifices and their selfless […]

Michael MolineOctober 4, 2018

A proposed federal class action lawsuit accuses Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast of using unnecessarily difficult physical fitness tests to discriminate against female deputies. The lawsuit, filed in the Middle District of Florida’s Ocala Division, alleges eight counts of intentional gender discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Few, if any, other law enforcement agencies in Florida subject […]

Drew WilsonMay 25, 2018

Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley is steadily racking up law enforcement support for her statewide campaign to succeed Adam Putnam as Agriculture Commissioner. The longtime Republican lawmaker had already earned the backing of 14 county sheriffs, and on Thursday she added four more — Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast, Liberty County Sheriff Eddie Joe White, Madison […]

Staff ReportsMarch 16, 2018

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointments of two sheriffs to the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams will fill a vacant seat on the council, and will serve through October 2018. Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast will succeed Sheriff Larry Ashley, and his term will expire in October 2020. The group’s mission is “to provide […]

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 […]

Jim RosicaAugust 2, 2016

Glenn Sutphin, now the agency’s interim head, will become the next permanent director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet made the hire at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. The 67-year-old Sutphin, himself a National Guardsman for over 30 years, was the only person interviewed for the position out of more than 300 applicants. He […]

Jim RosicaJuly 27, 2016

As expected, Gov. Rick Scott is interested in Glenn Sutphin becoming the next director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  A Scott spokeswoman Wednesday confirmed Sutphin, now the acting head, is Scott’s top pick. Cabinet aides had had a brief conversation about the opening at their meeting earlier in the day. Scott and the Florida Cabinet — Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Attorney General Pam […]

Jim RosicaJuly 21, 2016

It’s a certainty these days: An opening for a top job in Florida state government always attracts the widest variety of job candidates. More than 300 applications now have been turned in for the open position of head of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, records show. The application deadline was last Friday. Gov. Rick […]


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