Governor appoints first lady to Children and Youth Cabinet

Published: Apr. 2, 2019 at 9:37 PM EDT
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By: Capitol News Service

April 2, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed First Lady Casey DeSantis as Chair of the Children and Youth Cabinet.

The first lady says she’s excited to take on the new position and hopes to increase the visibility of resources available to children and families.

“There are great programs out there for these kids to turn their lives around. It’s just, do these people know that they exist? Do they know those resources are there? Do parents know this? If they find their child going down the wrong road, how do we communicate that message to them? So, this is really an exiting opportunity,” said Casey DeSantis.

The first lady says her priority will be to focus on children impacted by the opioid epidemic.