At the end of last week, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis had announced that his transition team was underway. Now, DeSantis is elaborating on the members of the team by providing names and the positions they will hold.
In a written statement, Susie Wiles, the Executive Director for the Transition team, noted that “We are excited to announce this great team of professionals who will help us build a larger staffing framework to serve Governor-elect DeSantis. This team will not only be dedicated to Governor-elect DeSantis and his administration, but also to the State of Florida, as we work together to establish an administration to secure Florida’s future.”
The team will include James Blair as the Director of Policy, Chris Clark as the Director of Recruiting, Drew Meiner as the Director of Operations, Amanda Emmons as the Director of Scheduling, Ben Gibson as the General Counsel, Dave Vasquez as Press Secretary and Claire Whitehead as the Assistant to the Incoming First Lady.
As the transition team rolls on, the controversial Florida recounts also roll on, and Republicans are still combating the suspicious activity surrounding the issue.
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Last Wednesday, Matt Caldwell, candidate for Florida Agriculture Commissioner, and his team expressed that they will be exploring legal options against Brenda Snipes.
Brian Swensen, the spokesperson for the Matt Caldwell Campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture, released a statement arguing that they “watched Brenda Snipes, the Broward supervisor of elections, demonstrate gross incompetence and potential corruption, election cycle after election cycle.”
Swensen added that “Over the past two days, Snipes’ office has refused to give either an accurate count of outstanding ballots or where they come from, all while the Democratic candidates continue to pick up tens of thousands of new votes. Ms. Snipes’ office has a record of incompetence and illegal behavior.”
Finally, Swensen asserted that “Our legal team is going to pursue every option to ensure election results are counted fairly, accurately, and legally. Matt Caldwell will be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture and the will of the voters will be upheld.”