Jared Moskowitz Steps Down From Florida Emergency Management Director
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A top Florida official, Jared Moskowitz, responsible for his state’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, is stepping down from his position of Florida Emergency Management Director. Deputy Director Kevin Guthrie will be taking his place. Jared Moskowitz, is a Democratic politician from Florida. He has served as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management since being appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in January 2019. Previously, he served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the Coral Springs area in northern Broward County, from 2012 to 2019.
In the video published on Feb. 15, 2021, “Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz resigning from position“, below:
Outgoing Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz will serve through the end of April, the Division of Emergency Management announced in a tweet Tuesday, in the video published on Feb. 16, 2021, “Outgoing Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz To Work Through April“, below:
Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed Moskowitz is resigning, adding that Deputy Director Kevin Guthrie will take Moskowitz’s place, in the video published on Feb. 15, 2021, “Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz Stepping Down“, below:
Moskowitz and Jim DeFede discussed the growing number of coronavirus cases at long-term care facilities and the state’s response, in the video published on Apr. 19, 2020, “Facing South Florida: Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz“, below:
In the video published in Aug., 2020, “Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz joins TWISF“, below:
More of Jared Moskowitz, in the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
Moskowitz was born in Coral Springs, and attended George Washington University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in political science, and then Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, receiving his Juris Doctor. He worked as an intern for Vice-President Al Gore, served as an assistant on Joe Lieberman’s 2004 presidential campaign, and in 2008 served as one of Barack Obama’s electors in Florida. While attending law school, Moskowitz was elected to the Parkland City Commission in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010, serving until he resigned to run for the legislature in 2012. While serving as a City Commissioner, Moskowitz supported efforts to make the city more eco-friendly by providing subsidies to households that purchase low-flow toilets and showerheads, energy-efficient air conditioners, and hybrid cars, noting, “We will literally issue them a check. We’re sick of waiting for the federal government to do something, so we’ve got to do what we can.” Following graduation, he started working for AshBritt Environmental as their Director of Government Relations and General Counsel.
On December 6, 2018, Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis announced he would appoint Moskowitz as director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management in his new administration. Moskowitz resigned from the House of Representatives and took office as DEM director on January 15, 2019.
In early April 2020, Moskowitz made headlines when he complained that foreign countries were paying the American company 3M with higher cash to reroute millions of N95 masks destined for the state of Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that “For the last several weeks, we have had a boiler room chasing down 3M authorized distributors [and] brokers representing that they sell the N95 masks, only get to warehouses that are completely empty.” He then said the 3M authorized U.S. distributors later told him the masks Florida contracted for never showed up because the company instead prioritized orders that come in later, for higher prices, from foreign countries (including Germany, Russia, and France). As a result, Moskowitz highlighted the issue on Twitter, saying he decided to “troll” 3M.
After 2 years of extremely long work hours for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Moskowitz deserves some time off to be with his family and/or write a book about his experience in helping to protect Floridians from the COVID-19.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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