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[WATCH] Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Cabinet Sworn In at Historic 2019 Inauguration

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Governor Ron DeSantis and the other elected members of the Florida cabinet were sworn in at the 2019 inauguration Tuesday morning at the Florida Capitol: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole “Nikki” Fried, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and re-relected Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody takes the oath of office during the 2019 inauguration January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody takes the oath of office during the 2019 inauguration January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Returning CFO Jimmy Patronis (with his son joining in) takes the oath of office during the 2019 inauguration at the Florida Capitol January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Returning CFO Jimmy Patronis (with his son joining in) takes the oath of office during the 2019 inauguration at the Florida Capitol January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

 

In a moment of levity, Attorney General Ashley Moody saluted Commissioner of Agriculture and fellow Gator Nikki Fried with a gator clap as Moody returned to her seat after taking the oath of office.

Attorney General Ashley Moody (left) and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried salute each other with a gator clap after they're sworn in during the 2019 inauguration at the Florida Capitol January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Attorney General Ashley Moody (left) and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried salute each other with a gator clap after they’re sworn in during the 2019 inauguration at the Florida Capitol January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

 

HISTORIC VICTORIES

Governor DeSantis,Lieutenant Governor Nunez and Commissioner Fried each made history on the big day.

Photo: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis takes the oath of office as his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, their son, and former governor Rick Scott and his wife witness the moment. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Photo: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis takes the oath of office as his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, their son, and former governor Rick Scott and his wife witness the moment. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

DeSantis is, at 40 years old, the youngest-ever governor of the state of Florida.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole "Nikki" Fried takes the oath of office on the first Hebrew Bible ever published in the U.S. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole “Nikki” Fried takes the oath of office on the first Hebrew Bible ever published in the U.S. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Fried is the first Jewish woman ever elected to Florida’s cabinet and took the oath of office using the first Hebrew Bible ever published in the U.S.

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez takes the oath of office. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez takes the oath of office. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Nunez is the first Hispanic woman ever elected as lieutenant governor in the state of Florida.

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

Former Governor Rick Scott (right) and his wife Ann attended the Florida cabinet inauguration before departing to attending his own oath of office as Senator in Washington, D.C. Former lieutenant governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (left) lent his support as well. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Former Governor Rick Scott (right) and his wife Ann attended the Florida cabinet inauguration before departing to attending his own oath of office as Senator in Washington, D.C. Former lieutenant governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (left) lent his support as well. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Former governor Rick Scott was on hand to show support for the new cabinet members.

Former Florida governor Bob Graham. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Former Florida governor Bob Graham. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.com

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News

 

Former lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll lent her support to the new cabinet during the 2019 inauguration January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Former lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll lent her support to the new cabinet during the 2019 inauguration January 8, 2019. Photo: Mellissa Thomas/Florida National News.

Other special guests included former governors Bob Graham and Jeb Bush, as well as former lieutenant governors Jennifer Carroll and Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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