Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell’s Statement of Support for Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address

Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell’s Statement of Support for Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State Address

 For Immediate Release: March 5, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell issued the following statement in support of Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address.  

“I am honored to serve our state’s children and families as Secretary of DCF. I support Governor DeSantis’ bold vision for brighter future and his budget recommendations that increase critical funding for the child welfare system, behavioral health services, and Florida’s fight against the opioid epidemic.

Having the support of Governor DeSantis and First Lady DeSantis further demonstrates their commitment to strengthening Florida’s most vulnerable. I stand ready to work with the Legislature this upcoming session and I look forward to improving outcomes for our families. “

Media Contact: DaMonica R. Smith, DCF Press Secretary, 850-717-4450