Ashley Moody opens Attorney General's office to public

Published: Jan. 8, 2019 at 5:04 PM EST
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By: Brittany Bedi | WCTV Eyewitness News

January 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Ashley Moody was sworn in as Florida's 38th Attorney General on Tuesday. Shortly after the inauguration, the Attorney General's office doors were opened to the public for the afternoon.

A line of visitors filed through the office doors at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Office staff say that Moody was at a legislative luncheon during the early afternoon. Visitors met with office staff and walked through the halls. Some visitors have worked with the Attorney General's office before while others met the staff for the first time.

Lady Dhyana Ziegler was one of the visitors who met Moody before. Ziegler is chair of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.

"She's very personable and I just listened to one soundbite where she pledged everyday to do the work for the people of Florida, and I think she's going to do that," said Ziegler. "We have the issue of pay equity in the state, trafficking, those kinds of things. I'd like to see more women on boards and commissions, and just in general more women in leadership. I think that is going to be very, very important to this administration, and setting the tone for the future of the state of Florida."

Moody told the public earlier in the day that she looks forwards to tackling critical issues, including human trafficking, the opioid epidemic and elder abuse.