Governor orders half-staff flags to honor the public service of John Ray Broxson

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Staff reports

On Monday, December 9, 2019, former legislator John Broxson passed away.

Broxson was appointed to Sheriff of Santa Rosa County in 1957. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1962 until 1964. Broxson was then elected to the Florida Senate in 1966 and served until 1972. He served as Santa Rosa County Commissioner for District 5 from 2004 until 2008.

“To honor the memory of former legislator John Broxson, and his service to our state, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the Santa Rosa County Courthouse in Milton, Florida, the City Government Office of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 18, 2019,” stated Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.