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Halsey Beshears To Lead Department Of Business and Professional Regulation

Rep. Beshears in January of 2018.
Florida House of Representatives

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced today he has chosen a Republican from North Florida to lead the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Monticello State Representative Halsey Beshears will be the next head of the Department Of Business and Professional Regulation. In order to take the role, Beshears will have to leave his seat in the House, where he’s served since 2012.

While announcing the appointment, Governor-elect DeSantis called Beshears a “champion for deregulation.” Beshears had been appointed chair of the Ways and Means Committee for 2019, which has oversight over the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The new chair of that committee will be appointed by House speaker, Jose Oliva.

Eleanor Clark is a recent graduate from Florida State University with degrees in International Affairs and Creative Writing. Before interning at WFSU, she spent time in New York City as the Civic Engagement Coordinator for Columbia University’s high school program. Some of Eleanor’s favorite things are watching the Great British Bake Off, eating soup dumplings, and spending time with her dog, Cooper. Follow her on Twitter: @Nell_Clark_