In her family's second term in the Governor's Mansion, First Lady Ann Scott plans to continue to prioritize the initiatives she did in the first term, she told the Times/Herald.
"I'm pretty much going to be focusing on the same things," she said. "Reading and literacy, healthy lifestyles for children, military families and foster children."
One of those priorities -- military families -- was the focus for the first lady's inaugural reception Tuesday after Gov. Rick Scott's swearing-in.
At the event at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens two miles from the state Capitol, the governor and first lady met and spoke with military families, paying special tribute to Gold Star families, the relatives of those who have been killed in battle.
"Serving as your first lady has given me the opportunity to get to know many men, women and children who have made incredible sacrifices for our state and our country," she said. "As a mother and grandmother, I am inspired by the Gold Star families."
-- Michael Auslen, Tampa Bay Times