Gov. DeSantis appoints St. Augustine businessman to board of commissioners following death of member

Roy Alaimo, newly appointed St. Johns County Commissioner. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced the appointment of Roy Alaimo to the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.

Alaimo was appointed to take the place of Commissioner Paul Waldron who died in October.

Alaimo will serve the remainder of Waldron’s term until the 2024 election.

Alaimo is the owner of Alaimo Strategies, a St. Augustine-based company created last month. He is also listed as Chairman of the St. Johns County Republican Party.

A news release said Alaimo is a former District Representative for the United States House of Representatives and was previously appointed to the St. Johns County Planning and Zoning Authority.

According to Florida Politics, Alaimo worked as a congressional staffer for DeSantis in Washington D.C. and has the support of other current members of the commission.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Florida.

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