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Florida Cabinet confirms Zingale to lead revenue department

The Florida Cabinet confirmed Jim Zingale to lead the state’s Department of Revenue this morning.

Zingale, 72, was Gov. Ron DeSantis' choice to lead the department, which is responsible for collecting taxes and managing the state’s child support program.

A Democrat, Zingale led the department for seven years, including under Florida’s last Democratic governor, Lawton Chiles. He was most recently working as Research Director of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida.

“Jim’s knowledge and experience at the department make him uniquely qualified for this position," DeSantis said in a statement, "and his innovative ideas for modernization will bring needed changes for the future of our state.”

Zingale’s salary will be $151,000.