Florida Politics

DeSantis makes safe bet on Lottery Secretary

246
0
10SHARES

Florida’s Secretary of Florida Lottery doesn’t just dole out checks to lucky Floridians who happen to strike it big, but he or she must manage 400 employees and some 13,000 retailers across the state.

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis has decided to take a safe gamble by reappointed Jim Poppell to the job of Lottery Secretary. DeSantis says Poppel “believes in the mission.

“Jim Poppell is a committed public servant who believes in the mission of the Florida Lottery,” said Governor-elect DeSantis. “With Jim continuing to lead the Florida Lottery, I am certain Florida students will continue to benefit from the outstanding educational opportunities the agency generates. A world-class education system is paramount to our state’s success, and I look forward to seeing the Florida Lottery contribute to our students’ success. Transparent and efficient operation of the lottery system is critical to ensuring that this program achieves its promise and Jim has demonstrated he is the professional to do this work.”

Trending: Mucarsel-Powell questions Trump’s hurricane preparedness

The Florida Lottery helps fund the state public education system, having contributed over $34 billion since 1988.

take our poll - story continues below

Would more gun control laws reduce mass shootings in America?

  • Would more gun control laws reduce mass shootings in America?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Floridian Press updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

In other education-related news, former Florida Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran has been unanimously voted on to be the next Commissioner of Education.

10SHARES
Tagged:

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

Scott Doubles Down on Term Limits in new ad
Florida Politics
Scott Doubles Down on Term Limits in new ad
Trump
FeaturedFlorida Politics
Trump accused of “jeopardizing Jewish lives”
Trump accused of "jeopardizing Jewish lives"
Ron DeSantis
Florida Politics
The gun issue could help frame Florida’s governor’s race
Gillum won’t say he is against guns, instead he’s doubling-down on his belief that [...]