Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Who Is Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor? Supported by BySandra E. Garcia Feb. 2, 2019 Justin E. Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, is the next in line to become governor should Gov. Ralph Northam step down. Mr. Northam is under intense pressure to resign after initially admitting and then denying that he posed in a racist costume as a medical student more than 30 years ago. A photo of two people dressed in blackface and as a member of the Ku Klux Klan appeared on Mr. Northam’s page in a 1984 yearbook. After acknowledging Friday night that he was in the photo and apologizing, Mr. Northam said at a news conference on Saturday that he was now sure it wasn’t him and resisted widespread calls to resign. Here is some of what you should know about Mr. Fairfax: • Mr. … [Read more...] about Who Is Justin Fairfax, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor?
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tuesday is the changing of the guard, as Gov. Rick Scott will pass his title onto Ron DeSantis, as the governor-elect will be sworn in as the state's 46th governor, along with members of his cabinet. At the stroke of noon, DeSantis will take the oath of office to become Florida's 46th governor. That is after three other statewide elected officials are sworn into their new offices. They are: the new attorney general, agriculture commissioner and chief financial officer. It is a busy week as DeSantis' inaugural team has been planning multiple events over the course of two days. And the new governor plans to wield his power almost immediately, picking a new Florida Supreme Court justice Wednesday over the objections of the Florida NAACP. The group argues DeSantis ought to have a black American candidate to pick from; there is not one on his list of 10 judicial nominees. Finally, on Friday the governor and the clemency board will meet to take up that … [Read more...] about DeSantis To Be Sworn In As Florida’s 46th Governor
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida will have its first Hispanic woman in the role of lieutenant governor as Jeanette Nunez is being honored among others during a special breakfast. The Women for Florida Leadership Breakfast honored and incoming first lady Casey DeSantis Nunez on Monday morning. "The Women for Florida Leadership Breakfast will honor the many strong women who made the campaign possible and celebrate the important leadership role women will play in the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration," stated a press release about the event. Nunez will become Florida's third lieutenant governor, but the first Hispanic woman to hold the job. Ashley Moody will be Florida's second female attorney general as Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried becomes the first full-time female Agriculture Commissioner. Other events will be held throughout the week, where later on Monday Governor-elect Ron DeSantis will hold "The Thought Leaders Luncheon," that will highlight the top … [Read more...] about Florida’s First Female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor Recognized
click to enlarge Ron DeSantis will be Florida’s youngest governor in more than a century when he takes office on Tuesday. DeSantis, a former congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach, turned 40 about two weeks after he won the Aug. 28 Republican primary. He will be the youngest governor on Inauguration Day since Park Trammell took the oath of office on Jan. 7, 1913, as a 36-year-old former attorney general. He will be Florida’s first “Generation X” governor, succeeding three “baby boomer” leaders, including outgoing Gov. Rick Scott and former governors Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush. The youth of the new administration will be underscored by DeSantis’ family. The new governor and his wife, Casey Black DeSantis, a Jacksonville television personality whom he married in 2009, are the parents of a 2-year-old daughter and a son who won’t celebrate his first birthday until March. “The election of Gov. DeSantis is a generational shift in … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis brings ‘generational shift’ as one of Florida’s youngest governors
Florida voters will decide on 12 proposed Constitutional amendments on Nov. 6. To read about all of them, click here. (Amendments require the support of 60 percent of Florida voters to be added to the state Constitution.) Read more: The Constitutional amendments on Florida's ballot, explained If you haven't been following the political battle over Amendment 4 — a proposal that's garnered national attention — we're here to help you catch up. What does Amendment 4 do? This is the language that would be added to the Florida Constitution under Amendment 4, with the key section underlined: Article VI, Section 4. Disqualifications.—(a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this orany other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be qualified tovote or hold office until restoration of civil rights or removal ofdisability. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,any disqualification from voting arising from a felony convictionshall … [Read more...] about Amendment 4 on the Florida election ballot: What you need to know