Lane Wright, press secretary for Gov. Rick Scott, sent the following information regarding people seeking appointments to replace Tina Johnson as Madison County School Board Member, District 1, and Jada Woods Williams as Supervisor of Elections in the wake of their suspensions by Gov. Scott after they were arrested for voter fraud:
Governor Scott is working to appoint people to replace the Supervisor of Elections and the school board member he suspended in Madison County.
There is no timeline for making that decision, but his appointments office is working to fill them in a timely fashion.
So far there have only been two applicants for the school board position:
Mary “Susie” Williamson
No one has applied for the Supervisor of Elections appointment.
“As Florida faces a significant threat from more than 400 wildfires across our state, we are saddened to learn of the tragic loss of two of our veteran firefighters, Josh Burch and Brett Fulton. We pray for the comfort and strength for their families and fellow firefighters.
“I had the privilege of meeting many of our dedicated firefighters last week, and am not at all surprised to learn of the heroic efforts of co-workers to rescue them. The selfless commitment displayed by all of the firefighters across the state deserves our utmost respect.”
By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Military officers, state officials, local dignitaries, and area residents will gather at the Madison County Courthouse on Saturday, February 5, for the signing of a military covenant among the military, the state, and the City of Madison. Governor Rick Scott is expected to participate in the 11 a.m. ceremony in the courtroom; if he is unable to attend, Lt.-Governor Jennifer Carroll will represent the state.
Prior to the ceremony, city residents and others who wish will sign a guest book showing their support of programs to assist service members as they return to the community. Participating groups will include the Boys Scouts, the Girl Scouts, and veterans’ organizations as well as members of Madison’s Board of Commissioners.
The covenant is not a contract for services; rather, it is an agreement that the community will work with military officials to support veterans and assist them in a variety of which may include education, employment, counseling, housing, and medical issues. With the signing, Madison will join over 600 other American communities in actively supporting veterans and their families. The covenant will recognize Madison as the City of Four Freedoms and will state that the city is committed to “building partnerships that support the strength, resilience, and readiness of service members, veterans, and their families.”
The public is invited to attend and participate in this notable, occasion.