Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez is likely to take on more responsibilities in the coming months, as the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, gears up for his presidential campaign in 2024. Governor DeSantis is expected to leave for a blitz of early states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina soon. However, Núñez insists that the governor will remain focused on his duties in Florida.
Núñez, a native Floridian, and mother of three served in the Florida House for eight years before being appointed as DeSantis’ lieutenant governor. With the governor away for events and meetings, Núñez will step up as necessary, especially as the fall brings a ramp-up to the January legislative session. She stated that she will be involved in legislative priorities more as they get underway. She will continue to provide leadership when Governor DeSantis is away, making sure everything necessary is duly handled.
The continuity of state government will be maintained as the lieutenant governor affirmed that Floridians who are DeSantis supporters will get more of the same. Governor DeSantis endorsed Núñez to be his lieutenant governor twice, which shows his confidence in her to continue his legacy. Top Democrats, however, have reservations about Núñez, with Nikki Fried, the chair of the state Democratic Party, raising concerns about her capability.
Despite concerns from top Democrats, Núñez remains firm in her determination to ensure the smooth running of the state, especially in Governor DeSantis’ absence as he focuses on other duties. She reassured the people of Florida that nothing is going to change, and the governor is still focused on Florida, so they should not panic.
In conclusion, the lieutenant governor has promised continuity in the governor’s office, and we can expect to see more of the same in Florida, regardless of the governor’s presidential campaign. Núñez’s assurance to the people of Florida should ease any worries that they may have.