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Nikki Fried Looks Back on Her First Year in Tallahassee

“Serving as Florida’s twelfth Commissioner of Agriculture has been the greatest honor of my life,” said Fried.

Ron DeSantis Pardons the Groveland Four

With the support of the entire Executive Clemency Board, DeSantis pardoned Ernest Thomas, Samuel Shepherd, Walter Irvin and Charles Greenlee. 

Ron DeSantis: Time for the Groveland Four to Have Justice

“Seventy years is a long time to wait, but it is never too late to do the right thing.”

Marco Rubio Calls for Pardoning the Groveland Four

In 2016, both the city of Groveland and Lake County offered full apologies to the surviving family members of the Groveland Four. The Legislature has acted as well, voting unanimously for a full pardon in 2017 but Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet never acted on that request. 
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