Rodolfo Ruiz II Rodolfo Ruiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a federal judge in the Southern District of Florida. Ruiz had served as a Miami-Dade County circuit judge from November, 2014 through to this appointment.
3rd District Court of Appeal Named clerk of the 3rd District Court of Appeal was Mercedes Prieto, Miami. Prieto has served as a career attorney to three judges.
Volunteer Florida Terrance “Terry” McCaffrey was named emergency management director. McCaffrey served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of colonel.
Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Appointed to the newly formed Commission by Senate President Bill Galvano were Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers) and Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando).