New leadership for Senate Democratic Office: David Cox, previously a senior legislative analyst for House Democrats and a former newspaper reporter, will be jumping into a new role as staff director of the Florida Senate Democratic Office on Nov. 1st.
"David is a wonderful addition to the office staff," Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, the incoming Senate Democratic Leader, said in a press release. "His energy and knowledge of the legislative process will not only benefit our Democratic members, but the Senate as well."
Cox, a University of Florida graduate, began working for the House in 2005. His journalistic career includes covering state government and the legislature for The Tampa Tribune and The Orlando Sentinel, among other publications. He also worked as a member of the Florida State University's media relations team.
Another role for DOH administrator: Paul Myers has been named the interim deputy secretary for statewide services for the Florida Department of Health. He's taking over the role from C. Meade Grigg, who is retiring.
Myers, who was most recently administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, started working at the DOH in 1988 as an environmental health director. He has an undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Florida.