Photos: Florida’s New Cabinet Members Sworn In At State Capitol
Hundreds gather outside the Historic State Capitol for the swearing in of Florida’s 46th Governor. Notable attendees included former governors Bob Graham, Bob Martinez, Jeb Bush, and Rick Scott.
From left: Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Ann Scott, and Rick Scott watch as Gov. Ron DeSantis is introduced. Scott left the ceremony early to go to Washington, D.C. and be sworn in as one of Florida’s U.S. Senators.
Nikki Fried, the only Democrat elected to statewide office in Florida, takes the oath of office as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture.
Jimmy Patronis takes the oath of office to continue serving as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to fill a partial term as state CFO in 2017, but this could be his first full term.
Ashley Moody takes the oath of office as the state’s new attorney general. She said one of her top priorities will be combatting the opioid crisis.
Jeanette Nuñez takes the oath of office as Lieutenant Governor of Florida. She is now the highest-ranking Hispanic woman elected to office in the state’s history.
Sarah Sanders, who goes by “Mama Blue,” sings “God Bless America” on the steps of the Historic State Capitol.
Gov. Ron DeSantis takes the oath of office as Florida’s 46th Governor alongside his family. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady administered DeSantis’ oath.
The 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida National Guard flies over the Historic State Capitol shortly after Gov. DeSantis took his oath.
Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his inaugural address. He is the youngest governor of Florida in more than a century.
Mason DeSantis waves to the crowd as Gov. DeSantis walks across the stage. Instead of having the traditional inaugural parade, DeSantis instead opted to baptize his son with water they brought back from the Sea of Galilee in Israel.
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