As he ventures through his statewide “Thank You Tour,” Governor-elect Ron DeSantis continues to make announcements concerning his transition team. The newest addition to the team is state Representative Halsey Beshears being picked as secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.Beshears currently represents Florida House District 7 where he has chaired the Business and Professional Regulation Subcommittee and, most recent, he was appointed to chair the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Republican leadership such as the speaker of the Florida House, Jose Oliva, have praised the decision, saying that “Halsey Beshears is a highly capable leader who has worked tirelessly to unlock more opportunities for Floridians by cutting unnecessary regulations that impede entrepreneurs and small-businesses. He is an excellent choice to lead DBPR and I know he will use that passion and expertise well at Florida’s key regulatory agency.”
Governor-elect DeSantis explained that “Florida’s trillion-dollar economy is founded on thriving businesses — from the small mom and pop shops to the largest corporations headquartered in the Sunshine State. It is vital to our state’s continued success that we streamline the way we approach business regulation and eliminate the bureaucratic barriers that stifle growth. For that reason, I am proud to announce that I have asked Rep. Halsey Beshears to serve as the secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.”
DeSantis also added that “Throughout his distinguished career, Halsey has been a champion for deregulation and, under his leadership, this agency will become the focal driver that will make Florida a premier destination for entrepreneurs and companies seeking to relocate. Halsey, a nationally recognized regulatory innovator, is the perfect choice to lead DBPR. I am more than confident that his leadership and expertise will bring jobs, economic growth, and continued success to our state.”