DeSantis: Shane will be a great addition to our team
(Sunshine State News) – Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced Monday the hiring of an old hand at the Governor’s Office, former Broward Republican Chairman Shane Strum, as his chief of staff.
Strum, who served as a transition advisor to Governor Rick Scott and as chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist, will begin his service to Governor-elect DeSantis and the State of Florida Jan. 8, 2019.
“I am very pleased to announce that Shane is returning to public service and bringing his expertise to our administration,” DeSantis said in a statement. “Having spent many years in both the private and public sector, and previously serving two Florida Governors, Shane will be a great addition to our team.”
Following the announcement, leading Florida Republicans praised the selection of Strum. Here’s what they had to say:
Congressman Matt Gaetz: “Shane Strum is the perfect choice to serve as Chief of Staff. His management expertise in business, education, health care and government will accelerate Governor-elect DeSantis’ bold vision for Florida’s future. From the Republican Party to the private sector, Shane has succeeded in every job he has had. He’ll be ready on day one.”
Former Speaker of the Florida House Richard Corcoran:“Beyond the fact that Shane Strum is a good man, he is an experienced and capable manager with deep knowledge of state government. His selection ensures that the Governor-elect can hit the ground running.”
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