TO: Tom Berger
Director of Real Estate Management and Development
Tony Gomillion, County Administrator
Santa Rosa County
Wesley Meiss, Mayor
City of Milton
FROM: Governor Rick Scott
DATE: August 28, 2017
RE: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of former State Senator Robert Gregory “Greg” Evers
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, former State Senator Robert Gregory “Greg” Evers passed away. Evers represented District 2 in the Florida Senate from 2010 to 2016. He also represented District 1, parts of Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa Counties, in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2010. During his 15 years representing North Florida, he advocated for criminal justice reform and higher pay for state employees.
As a symbol of respect for the memory of former Senator Evers, and his service to Florida, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Santa Rosa, Florida, the City Hall of Milton, Florida, and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
Please see the below statement Governor Rick Scott issued August 22, 2017, on the passing of Senator Greg Evers:
Governor Scott said, “My wife Ann and I are heartbroken after learning of the passing of Senator Greg Evers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Lori, and their entire family during this terribly difficult time. A dedicated public servant, Senator Evers truly loved Florida and devoted his life to serving his community – not only on his family farm, but during 15 years representing the people of North Florida in the state House and Senate. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him as the kind, hardworking farmer from Milton who tirelessly fought for Florida families.”