Scott to name Pete Antonacci as interim Palm Beach County state attorneyby Dara Kam | March 8th, 2012
Gov. Rick Scott is expected to name Peter Antonacci, a former Florida statewide prosecutor and deputy attorney general who has handled high-profile assignments for Republican and Democratic governors, to fill the Palm Beach County state attorney’s job, Tallahassee sources said today.
Scott is expected to make an announcement Friday on a replacement for State Attorney Michael McAuliffe, who is leaving office next week to take a job with billionaire Bill Koch’s Oxbow Carbon.
The appointee will serve through the end of McAuliffe’s term on Jan. 7. Scott last month said he did not know whether he wanted his appointee to run for a full four-year term in November.
The appointment has been a difficult one for Scott. He originally set a Feb. 15 deadline for applications and received five, then extended it to Feb. 22 and received six more. Scott personally interviewed five applicants.
Read The Palm Beach Post’s story here.