Tag: Pete Antonacci
Protesers outside the Supreme Court. Image via AP.

Ryan NicolDecember 13, 2018
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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has recommended Jamal Sowell to serve as the next President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI). Most recently, Sowell served as chief of staff for Port Tampa Bay. DeSantis praised him for his work in that role, in a statement. EFI’s Board of Directors officially must appoint Sowell, but DeSantis’ imprimatur all […]

Ryan NicolDecember 13, 2018
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Senate President Bill Galvano on Thursday said his chamber won’t act on Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes‘ suspension by Gov. Rick Scott. The reason: Not enough time. Galvano also points to a 1934 Florida Supreme Court advisory opinion that suggests Snipes’ rescinding her resignation doesn’t count. Under the state constitution, the Senate is responsible for […]

Jacob OglesDecember 5, 2018
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Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Christina White won enormous accolades for not encountering problems during this year’s statewide recounts. That’s not to say she didn’t face any challenges. She tells Florida Politics that, as lawmakers in Tallahassee explore election reform, taking a fresh look at deadlines for finishing recounts should be part of the conversation. “In […]

Staff ReportsDecember 5, 2018
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The Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida’s board of directors unanimously approved Mike Grissom as interim President and CEO during a Wednesday conference call. The move was announced via a press release from the state’s jobs-creating and economic development organization. Grissom takes over from previous CEO Pete Antonacci, whom Gov. Rick Scott tapped to become Broward […]

Jacob OglesDecember 2, 2018
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Broward County’s elections office continues to exist in legal limbo. This weekend alone, Gov. Rick Scott suspended Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes weeks before her already-announced departure. Snipes subsequently withdrew her resignation and vowed to fight her suspension in court. And Scott ally Pete Antonacci was named as the replacement in office. “The supervisor is being […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 6, 2018
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Gov. Rick Scott visited Jacksonville’s FDOT office on the Westside Tuesday, with a “major announcement” via the state’s $85 million “job growth” fund. The fund, a compromise solution to Enterprise Florida’s previous practice of directing money to businesses (many of them businesses that had donated to Scott’s “Let’s Get to Work” political committee), includes money for […]

Scott PowersSeptember 28, 2017
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Enterprise Florida President Pete Antonacci said Thursday that pursuit of a new east coast headquarters planned by Amazon is his organization’s top priority right now, as the state’s economic development corporation coordinates bids from at least four different Sunshine State cities and encourages them to emphasize tax giveaway incentives. Speaking to  the Florida Chamber of […]

Jim RosicaJuly 19, 2017
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The executive committee of Enterprise Florida (EFI), the state’s public-private economic development organization, Wednesday recommended lawyer Pete Antonacci to be its next CEO. The vote for Antonacci, formerly Gov. Rick Scott‘s general counsel and now head of the South Florida Water Management District, is largely a formality. The full board is expected to approve Antonacci’s nomination; he’s […]


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