Despite a possible recount hanging over his head, Republican Governor-elect Ron DeSantis made a brief stop Thursday evening in Palm Beach, one of his first public appearances since Election Night.
But there was not one word about a possible recount during DeSantis’ 15 minute speech at the Breakers Hotel.
“I couldn’t be more excited to get to work,” he said.
Just two days after claiming victory in the governor’s race, DeSantis is looking to the future, speaking at a meeting of the Florida Council of 100, a private non-profit group of business, civic and academic leaders.
“It was a tough fight,” he told the crowd, referring to the campaign. “These campaigns have gotten worse and worse. But I’ll tell you, I mean, you know you go through that and when you emerge victorious and have an opportunity to do great things that are gonna positively affect peoples’ lives, you know, it’s worth it."
DeSantis says his main focus is the state’s economy, and said he’ll roll out the welcome mat for companies to do business in our state.
“Our state’s growing and I think the fact that I’m gonna pursue good policies that are gonna be good for the economy, I mean it’s gonna keep growing,” he said.
DeSantis told the crowd he plans to work on small business development and improving infrastructure, such as roads and Florida’s environment.
He did not speak with reporters before or after his speech.