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Message from the State Attorney

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Katherine Fernandez Rundle
State Attorney

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Dear Friend,

Every day, our prosecutors work to enforce the law while acting with fairness, integrity, and compassion, consistent with our core values. For everyone at your State Attorney’s Office, we believe public service to be a distinct public trust.

I spent the last week in Tallahassee speaking with legislators on a variety of proposed bills that are being considered this legislative session. Armed with the data and other necessary information to demonstrate the importance of addressing our concerns, I focused on the need to increase salaries for prosecutors and staff, the Homeowners Association (HOA) Reform (main bill sponsors Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez and Rep. Juan Carlos Porras), and the Child Witness Protection bills (sponsored by Sen. Danny Burgess and Rep. Taylor Yarkosky).

I urged them to see how their support and vote will greatly impact our victims and communities.

I also was grateful to the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) for having me as a guest on their Legislative Recap Podcast Miami-Dade Edition. It was a wonderful opportunity to share about our work at the SAO and the need to recognize the vital work of our prosecutors and staff by paying them the livable wage they deserve. I cannot thank the FSA enough for supporting my request for increased salaries for our dedicated personnel. (Click here to listen to the podcast).

We at the State Attorney’s Office are always conscious of our responsibility to do what is right for victims of crimes. The ability to process cases and take them to trial in an efficient and timely manner is critical to our efforts, as justice delayed is justice denied. By recruiting and retaining qualified prosecutors and support staff, we can better protect our community and serve the victims.

I humbly ask you for your voice and support during this legislative session for our priority bills. Please contact your state legislators at and

Thank you and God Bless,



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