In an open letter Thursday, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said Hillsborough County schools' finances are at a..
Richard Corcoran is an American Republican politician and former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives who currently serves as the education commissioner of Florida. Corcoran represented the 37th District, which includes central Pasco County, from 2012 to 2018, and previously represented the 45th District from 2010 to 2012. On December 6, 2018, Governor-elect of Florida Ron DeSantis announced he would nominate Corcoran to be education commissioner. Corcoran was unanimously confirmed as education commissioner by the Florida Board of Education on December 17, 2018, and took office on January 8, 2019, upon the effectiveness of the resignation of his predecessor, Pam Stewart.