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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2017

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508- 5204


CRC Chair Carlos Beruff Announces Will Spicola as General Counsel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Carlos Beruff, the chairman of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), announced that Will Spicola, who currently serves as Governor Rick Scott’s General Counsel, will serve as the General Counsel for the CRC beginning on April 17. The General Counsel is responsible for serving the legal needs of the Commission.

CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, “Will Spicola brings tremendous value to this historic process. Will has had an extensive career serving Florida families in various positions in state government and as the General Counsel for Governor Rick Scott. His expertise and guidance will help ensure the CRC proposes meaningful amendments to our state’s constitution that reflect the issues that matter most to Florida families and businesses.”

Will Spicola, said, “Joining the CRC team is an honor and a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to working with Chairman Beruff and the Commission on this historic journey to review and revise Florida’s Constitution.”

Spicola has served in the Governor’s Office as General Counsel since April 2016.  Previously, he served as the General Counsel at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) from January 2015 to April 2016. He has also served in other roles throughout DPBR including Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and the Chief Attorney in the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.  From 2012 to 2013, Spicola worked as a Senior Attorney at the Office of Insurance Regulation. Spicola also served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 2nd Judicial Circuit of Florida. He earned his bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Florida.

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

Once every twenty years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifying issues, performing research, and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. Any amendments proposed by the Commission would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit FLCRC.GOV. Follow the CRC on Twitter @FloridaCRC and like the CRC on Facebook @FloridaCRC.