TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Christina Pushaw, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ press secretary, today announced her resignation – leaving the position to focus on the governor’s re-election campaign. The Florida Standard was first to break the story on Twitter, including a full copy of the resignation letter.
“It has been a great honor to serve the people of Florida under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis and his administration,” Pushaw writes in her resignation letter. “I’m proud to have been part of a team that has helped Floridians through historic challenges.”
Pushaw then lists some of the DeSantis administration’s achievements: “Protecting the rights of citizens to earn a living, gather to worship and celebrate life’s milestones, and raise their children free of unconstitutional mandates. Ensuring that every student is set up for a lifetime of success with high-quality education – not ideological indoctrination.”
She also includes economic opportunity and stability at the state level, upholding the rule of law and keeping Floridians safe, as well as protecting life, fatherhood and the rights of parents among the administration’s achievements.
Taking Pushaw’s place is Bryan Griffin, who has served as her deputy for the past five months. Jeremy Redfern, currently press secretary at the Florida Department of Health, will join the Executive Office of the Governor team. Griffin holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, plus a JD from University of Florida. He was sworn in as an attorney by Justice Clarence Thomas and is a licensed private pilot.