Florida: MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Former Representative Dale Patchett
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~ On Saturday, September 23, 2023, flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of Former Representative Dale Patchett. Governor Ron DeSantis has directed the flag of the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the Pasco County Courthouse in Dade City, Florida, the City Hall of Dade City, Florida, and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida from sunrise to sunset.

Patchett served as a representative in the Florida House for 14 years from 1976 to 1990. He represented District 48 (Indian River and parts of Brevard, Okeechobee, Osceola, and St. Lucie counties) and then the newly created House District 78 which included similar geographic areas. During his tenure in the House he served on several committees and was appointed chairman of both the Environmental Permitting & Protection Committee and the Mining & Reclamation Select Committee. He also obtained leadership posts quickly within his party and acted as Republican Leader Pro Tempore from 1982 to 1984 and as Republican Leader from 1984 to 1990. Following his time in the House he served as Deputy Secretary for what later became the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development; Jack Mariano, Chairman of Pasco County; James Shive, Mayor of Dade City; and Governor Ron DeSantis have all expressed their condolences for Patchett's passing on August 20th at age 73. They remember him as a dedicated advocate for his neighbors and public servant to citizens of Florida.

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