Movers and Shakers

Office of Financial Regulation A national search is underway to replace Commissioner Ronald Rubin, who was removed from office by the Florida Cabinet on July 25th for improper conduct.

Opioid Task Force Six individuals were appointed by Governor DeSantis to the Opioid Task Force. You may see the appointments here. To see those appointed by Attorney General Moody, who serves as the task force’s chair, go here.

Republican Party of Florida Named executive director of the Republican Party of Florida was Peter O’Rourke. He is a former acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Scott Maddox Former Florida Democratic Party Chairman Scott Maddox has agreed to the revocation of his license to practice law. Maddox was removed from his post on the Tallahassee City Commission by Governor DeSantis on August 9th. Maddox pleaded guilty in August to honest services wire fraud, honest services mail fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Statewide Council on Human Trafficking Appointed by Attorney General Moody were Dr. Philip Toal, Orlando, a state licensed mental health counselor; Savannah Parvu, a human trafficking survivor; and Sara Mahoney, Tampa, former New York City press secretary for Governor George Pataki. Appointed by Senate President Galvano were Senator Lauren Book (R-Plantation) and Ellyn Bogdanoff, a former Republican senator from Broward County.