Gov. Rick Scott announces six state appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott announced one new appointment and five reappointments on Monday to a variety of statewide regulatory boards.

Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

Paul Wilson, 35, of Miami Gardens, is administrative director of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Labor Relations. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending January 1, 2017.

North Florida Community College District Board of Trustees

Michael Williams, 55, of Madison, is a financial advisor with the North Florida Finance Corporation. He has previously served on the North Florida Regional Planning Council. Williams’ reappointment term ends May 31, 2017.

The appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Region 8

John Neal, 39, of Bradenton, is president of Neal Land Ventures Inc. His reappointment term ends October 1, 2016.

The appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Board of Hearing Aid Specialists

Randy Ellsworth, 54, of Clermont, is a hearing aid specialist with Encore Hearing. His reappointment term ends October 31, 2016.

Thomas Hollern, 72, of Tallahassee, is a supervisor with the Leon County School Board. His reappointment term ends October 31, 2017.

The appointments are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Board of Chiropractic Medicine

David Colter, 53, of Palm Coast, is a retired pilot for American Airlines and served in the United States Air Force from 1982 to 1991. His reappointment term ends October 31, 2017.

The appointment is subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.