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The Florida Cabinet

 

Florida is historically unique among the 50 states in America. Until January 7, 2003, it was the only state to have a Governor plus a Cabinet consisting of six independently and constitutionally elected state executives. Florida now has a Cabinet consisting of three constitutionally elected state executives.  The Governor is the popularly elected "chief executive" of Florida but the three members of the Cabinet are also elected by the people and serve as a collective decision and rule making body for the state. Each Cabinet member serves a four-year term with a two-term limit and is wholly responsible for the administration of at least one state department. The Governor is responsible for the administration of most other state departments.

Florida Senators

Florida House of Representatives

U.S. Senators from Florida

U.S. House of Representatives from Florida

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The Governor

and the

Florida Cabinet

The Governor and the Florida Cabinet

If you have questions relating to the Governor and Cabinet, please contact the Governor's Office of Cabinet Affairs, at 850-488-5152.

 

Florida Governor Charlie Crist

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Florida Governor

Office of the Governor

The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001
(850)-488-4441
Office of Cabinet Affairs
(850)-488-5152
   
Cabinet Member Bill McCollum

The Honorable Bill McCollum, Florida Attorney General

Department of Legal Affairs

The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
(850)-414-3300
Office of Cabinet Affairs
(850)-245-0145
   
Cabinet Member Alex Sink

The HonorableAlex Sink, Chief Financial Officer

Department of Financial Services

The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0300
(850)-413-2850
Office of Cabinet Affairs
(850)-413-2824

   
Cabinet Member Charles Bronson

The Honorable Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0810
(850)-488-3022
Office of Cabinet Affairs
(850)-410-6747

The Cabinet General Information

Florida now has a Cabinet consisting of three constitutionally elected state executives.  The Governor is the popularly elected "chief executive" of Florida but the three members of the Cabinet are also elected by the people and serve as a collective decision and rule making body for the state. Each Cabinet member serves a four-year term with a two-term limit and is wholly responsible for the administration of at least one state department. The Governor is responsible for the administration of most other state departments.

BASIC OUTLINE OF THE  DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

  1. Board, commission, or agency submits agenda and back-up material to Governor and Cabinet.
  2. Cabinet aides review agency agenda and back-up material.
  3. Cabinet aides meet for overview of agenda items, question and answer period, and discussion with public and staff persons.
  4. Ongoing citizen input via internet, telephone, letters and fax.
  5. Cabinet aides prepare notes and brief their principal on agenda items and options to be considered for action (approval, denial, deferral, withdrawal). 
  6. Additional input is received through citizen participation at the Cabinet meeting. 
  7. Action is taken on each agenda item by voice vote at the Cabinet meeting.

Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp

I pledge to aid Governor Crist in establishing an open, accountable, and transparent administration. Public service is the highest calling. We have been entrusted with an enormous blessing but with that comes a huge responsibility. I take this responsibility and my promises on the campaign trail very seriously and will work to make the vision of Governor Crist and so many Floridians a reality.

Telephone

Citizen Services Hotline: (850) 488-4441

Executive Office of the Governor Switchboard: (850) 488-7146 [Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time]

Fax: (850) 487-0801

For individuals with hearing loss or speech disability:
1-850-922-7795 (TTY)
OR
711 (Florida Telecommunication Relay)

Mailing Address

Office of Governor Charlie Crist
State of Florida
PL-05 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Delivery Address Delivery Address

Office of Governor Charlie Crist
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

 

 
 

 


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