Gov. Ron DeSantis reappointed 4 members of the state Fee on Ethics, together with members he appointed final yr.
The Governor appointed former Reps. Travis Cummings and Jim Waldman in December, however they earned one other nod Friday. Different reappointments made Friday embody former lawmaker John Grant and former state legal professional Willie Meggs, each of whom the Governor beforehand appointed in 2019.
The Florida Fee on Ethics is an impartial fee chargeable for investigating and issuing public complaints of breach of the general public belief by public officers and workers. Commissioners usually serve two-year phrases.
Cummings is the Vice President of Advantages at The Bailey Group. He served eight years within the Home, together with the final two as Appropriations Committee Chairman. The Fleming Island Republican can also be a former chairman of the Clay County Fee and a former Mayor of Orange Park.
He earned his bachelor’s diploma in accounting from Valdosta State College and his grasp’s in enterprise administration from the College of North Florida.
Grant is a lawyer with Tampa Property Planners, specializing in property planning, belief and probate administration, mediation and elder regulation. The Republican is presently the Fee’s vice chair and beforehand served in each the Home and Senate. He’s an authorized Circuit Courtroom mediator and arbitrator as nicely.
He earned his bachelor’s diploma in political science from the College of South Florida and his regulation diploma from Stetson College Faculty of Legislation.
Meggs, of Tallahassee, is a retired state legal professional for the 2nd Judicial Circuit. He was first elected in 1985 and determined to not search re-election in 2016.
The Democrat was among the many record of nearly 170 Rick Scott appointees DeSantis pulled when he got here into workplace in January 2019. Nonetheless, the Governor positioned him again on the panel similtaneously Grant in July of that year.
Meggs has additionally served as a police officer with the Tallahassee Police Division and as a Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy. He earned his bachelor’s and regulation levels from Florida State College.
Waldman is a lawyer and Everglades Faculty’s basic counsel. The Pompano Seaside Democrat beforehand was Coconut Creek’s Mayor and served eight years within the Home.
He obtained his bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration from the College of Florida and his regulation diploma from Nova Southeastern College.
The Senate should verify the Governor’s appointments.