Governor Rick Scott, First Lady Ann Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera made the following statement regarding the passing of Jeri Bustamante in a boating accident.
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott said, “It is with true sadness that we learned today of the passing of our long time Press Secretary, Jeri Bustamante, who faithfully served in our administration for many years. Anyone who ever spent time with Jeri knows what a terrific and selfless person she was. Her personality filled rooms and hearts. We grieve with her family today.”
Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera said, “Jeri was a part of our team for many years. She was a joy to work with and cared tremendously about her family, her career and the Floridians she served. I met Jeri when working as Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser and witnessed her passion for media relations firsthand. My family and I are grieving with Jeri’s family and those closest to her.”