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Dozens of appointed positions still unfilled

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Updated: 1/16 11:17 pm
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Gov. Rick Scott has recently filled vacant election positions such as lieutenant governor and Union County sheriff, but other appointed positions remain unfilled.

The vacancies are mostly to boards at both the state and county level.

"When you don't fill these vacancies, the process slows down because you don't have people to do the votes that you need," said Building Commission adviser Tony Caruso to Action News' sister station WFTV in Orlando.

Gov. Scott has been making progress on appointments, including two to the Jaxport Board this week.

“Gov. Scott takes the right amount of time to appoint people who share his vision of creating an opportunity economy in Florida and making sure Florida students can get a great education,” said John Tupps, a spokesman for the governor’s office.

While some boards still exist in state statute, Action News found some, like the Florida Statewide Advocacy Council, appear to be no longer active in practice.

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