State Attorney RJ Larizza to serve as president of Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Headline Surfer photo illustration / State Attorney RJ Larizza, shown above, now also heads up the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association.
YouTube download / Larizza and County Manager Jim Dinneen take the ice bucket challenge in this 2014 Volusia County video.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- State Attorney RJ Larizza was elected by Florida’s other State Attorneys to serve as the President of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association.  

"Mr. Larizza looks forward to this great opportunity and will work diligently to make communities safer and better for our friends, families and neighbors," Shannon Peters, managing assistant state attorney for Larizza, said in an emailed statement to Headline Surfer and other Central Florida media outlets. 

"Mr. Larizza looks forward to this great opportunity and will work diligently to make communities safer and better for our friends, families and neighbors," Shannon Peters, managing assistant state attorney for Larizza, said in an emailed statement to Headline Surfer and other Central Florida media outlets. 

The FPAA is a nonprofit corporation whose members are the 20 elected State Attorneys and over 2000 Assistant State Attorneys. Larizza’s two-year term that began Saturday.

Larizza will represent all of Florida’s elected State Attorneys and their staff.  He will work with local, state and federal legislators and officials on proposed legislation and budgetary issues and concerns.  In addition, Larizza will respond to statewide issues as required by the membership, outside agencies or other institutions.

 Larizza was returned to office for a third consecutive four-year term in the Seventh Judicial Circuit when qualifying ended in May of 2016, and he had no challengers. The 7th Judicial Circuit encompsses Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.