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 outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.