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Gov. DeSantis appoints three to Well being Care District of Palm Seaside County – Florida Politics

Gov. Ron DeSantis has stuffed three fee vacancies for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, an unbiased taxing district that gives quite a few native well being care providers.

On Tuesday, DeSantis introduced the appointments of Tracy Caruso, Patrick Rooney and Carlos Vidueira to the district’s seven-member Board of Commissioners. Every appointee will take three beforehand vacant seats the Governor has the only energy to fill.

Caruso serves as Vice Chair of the Palm Beach Housing and Finance Authority, a county company created in 1979 to assist enhance the native reasonably priced housing index. In personal life, she is the co-founder and President of Delray Beach Executive Suites, a personal rental company.

Rooney, in the meantime, is a former Republican state Consultant who served three consecutive phrases in Tallahassee by means of 2016, when he introduced he would not seek re-election. He now serves as President of the Palm Beach Kennel Club, a playing and racing operation in West Palm Seaside.

Vidueira is the Vice President of Huizenga Holdings, an funding conglomerate with pursuits in actual property, marinas and marina-related firms launched by H. Wayne Huizenga, whose holdings included Blockbuster Video, AutoNation and the Dolphins, Marlins and Panthers sport franchises.

Vidueria additionally runs the Superyacht Life Foundation, which works to positively reframe the picture of the superyacht business and its patrons.

In becoming a member of the Palm Seaside Well being Care District Fee, DeSantis’ three appointees will Palm Seaside Division of Well being Director Alina Alonso, who chairs the group, Vice Chair Sean O’Bannon, Secretary Tammy Jackson-Moore and Erica Whitfield.

Palm Seaside voters created the Palm Seaside Well being Care District in 1988 to fund a trauma care system, faculty well being, hospitals, nursing care and first care clinics, amongst different issues.

In accordance with county guidelines, one Commissioner have to be a consultant from the Florida Division of Well being, three have to be Palm Seaside County Fee appointees and three have to be appointed by the Governor.

Fee can serve as much as two four-year phrases.

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