The Jobs Governor is kicking off a second term with a working-class theme.
Gov. Rick Scott Monday will host the first of several Jobs Jamborees in Miami. In both of his gubernatorial campaigns, Scott focused on an economic plan that he argued would create jobs and now will forego a traditional formal inauguration ball and instead hold barbecues and jamborees.
“These jobs-themed events will be informal evening barbecues hosted by Florida businesses and will highlight some of the state’s job creators,” according to a Republican Party of Florida press release.
In addition to Monday’s Jobs Jamboree at a Boeing Co.’s facility, other barbecues are slated for Jacksonville, Lake Mary, Naples, Pensacola and Tampa. Details on those events are yet to be released.
The focus on jobs creators for his second inaugural contrasts with Scott’s first. In 2010, the newly elected Scott hosted three days of events in Tallahassee at a cost of about $3 million.
Scott will be sworn in for his second term Jan. 6. He will attend an inaugural prayer breakfast and after the official swearing in will host an evening reception at the Governor’s Mansion. The Republican Party of Florida is paying for the inaugural parties.
A handful of lobbyists and spouses chair the inauguration committee raising money for the event. The group includes Brian and Kathryn Ballard, Darlene and Jerry Jordan, Fred and Autumn Karlinsky and Bill and Lys Rubin.