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Gov. DeSantis appoints Jared Moskowitz and Torey Alston as Broward’s two new county commissioners

courtesy: Rep. Moskowitz

Broward’s two newest county commissioners will be Jared Moskowitz, the state emergency management director who oversaw Florida’s pandemic response, and Torey Alston, who led as chief of staff for the state transportation department, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday.

Moskowitz, a Democrat, will fill one of the two soon-to-be empty Broward County Commission seats. He in February resigned as the director of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management after he led the state’s response efforts, including rolling out the vaccine distribution and ensuring masks get to front-line workers.

“This gives me the ability to continue public service at home,” Moskowitz, a Democrat, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel before DeSantis announced the appointments Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale.

Read more from our news partner at The Sun Sentinel.