WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement following the passing of Pete Antonacci. During his two terms as Governor of Florida, Senator Scott appointed Mr. Antonacci as State Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, General Counsel in the Executive Office of the Governor, Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District, Secretary of Commerce and CEO of Enterprise Florida, and Broward County Supervisor of Elections.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Pete Antonacci was a dedicated public servant and a devoted family man. Ann and I are devastated to learn of his loss and are praying for his family, friends and the countless Floridians who knew and loved Pete as we did. Pete was a proud Floridian, raised in Hialeah, and devoted decades of his life to serving Florida families as a prosecutor, master of the law and leader. When it came to his work, Pete could get anything done. From his time as my General Counsel in the Governor’s Office, to being the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Pete worked hard, with total integrity, and knew how to bring people together and solve problems. I was honored to call him a friend and proud to work with him. Pete will be terribly missed, but leaves behind a remarkable legacy of honorable service to our great State of Florida.”