First on #FlaPol — Joe Jacquot on Thursday departed from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ general counsel team to spend more time alongside his family.
The University of Florida law graduate worked with DeSantis since January of 2019 while his family remained in Jacksonville. Weekly, he would commute to the Governor’s Office and then return to Jacksonville to spend weekends with his family.
Director of Communications Fred Piccolo told Florida Politics that Jacquot will move on to work in private practice and leaves with the Governor’s full support.
“It has been an honor to serve you and your administration,” Jacquot wrote in his resignation letter. “I have a deep respect for your principled leadership, relying upon and furthering our constitutional democracy.”
Jacquot submitted his resignation to DeSantis roughly two weeks ago, though he requested that he remain on board for a chance to litigate the Florigrown case before the Florida Supreme Court.
He got that chance on Wednesday.
Among his accomplishments, Jacquot led the legal team which navigated the Governor’s Office through the Phase 3 reopening plan amid