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**Photo Release** CFO Jimmy Patronis Congratulates Staff Sergeant Jason Leabo as Florida’s Veteran of the Month

10/22/2019

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com
 
**Photo Release**
CFO Jimmy Patronis Congratulates Staff Sergeant Jason Leabo as Florida’s Veteran of the Month

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today congratulated U.S. Air Force Veteran and Army Reservist Staff Sergeant Jason Leabo on being selected as Florida's Veteran of the Month by the Florida Cabinet. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced the new Veteran of the Month initiative this year to recognize veterans who have gone above and beyond in agriculture or service to fellow Floridians.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Congratulations to Staff Sergeant Jason Leabo on being honored as Florida’s Veteran of the Month. Jason’s 11 years of service and sacrifice for this country are incredibly admirable; his continued commitment to communities through entrepreneurship and agriculture is equally impressive. Every veteran deserves to be celebrated for their service to this great country. I thank Commissioner Fried for creating this initiative and for highlighting the great work Florida veterans do every day for our state.”
 
Staff Sergeant Jason Leabo is a U.S. Air Force combat veteran an experienced farmer from Southport, Florida. Following his active-duty service, Jason established Florida’s first lavender farm, Southern Grace Lavender Farms in Southport. He continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves.

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. El Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis trabaja todos los días para luchar contra el fraude de seguros, apoyar a los bomberos de la Florida y garantizar que las finanzas del estado sean estables para respaldar el crecimiento financiero del estado. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).