GOP Key People Will Lead The DeSantis Transition

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor-elect is picking some top brass of the Florida GOP to lead his transition team.

Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, former Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux will chair the transition team.

The campaign’s chair, Susie Wiles, will serve as executive director and DeSantis’ former chief of staff, Scott Parkinson, will be deputy executive director.

DeSantis defeated Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in the hard-fought race to be Florida’s next governor.

Power fully restored to Florida residents hit by Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Utilities are reporting that all power has been restored in the Florida counties devastated by Hurricane Michael.

The utility companies and cooperatives reported Tuesday to the Public Service Commission that they had zero outages for the first time since the Category 4 hurricane made landfall almost a month ago.

Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle with 155 mph (250 kph) winds on Oct. 10 and also blew through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

More than 380,000 homes and businesses lost power in Florida in the days after the storm.