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Gov. Scott's Inauguration Theme? Jobs! (You Even Have to Ask?)

November 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Jobs is what brung him, so it's unlikely to come as a surprise to anyone that Gov. Rick Scott has chosen a jobs theme for his inauguration.

Scott announced today he will hold several jobs-themed inauguration events beginning with a Jobs Jamboree tour across the state starting Dec. 1.

In lieu of traditional inaugural events all held in Tallahassee, these events will be informal evening barbecues hosted by Florida businesses in Miami, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Pensacola. He promises more information on times and addresses in the coming days.

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, Scott will participate in the inaugural prayer breakfast, the official swearing-in ceremony and a small evening reception at the governors mansion.

According to the press statement, first lady Ann Scott "will also honor Floridas brave military service members and their families at an event in Tallahassee on Jan. 6."

Said the governor, We are focused on three things -- jobs, jobs and jobs. Our December jobs jamboree events will highlight some of our growing Florida businesses and also be an opportunity to celebrate our economic progress while focusing on the work we have left to do in the next four years.

"We know not every Floridian can come to Tallahassee," he continued, "so we want to host events across Florida to highlight our economic growth and send a signal to the world that Florida is competing to become the global center for job creation.

All inaugural activities will be paid for by contributions to the Republican Party of Florida. The chairs of the inaugural are Brian and Kathryn Ballard, Darlene and Jerry Jordan, Fred and Autumn Karlinsky, and Bill and Lys Rubin. Meredith ORourke has been named finance director for the inaugural events.

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