Pete Antonacci, the head of Florida’s new election crimes office, died Friday, the office of the governor confirmed. He was 74 years old.
In a statement, Gov. Ron DeSantis called Antonacci a “dedicated, tenacious, and assiduous public servant, lawyer, and respected professional – a friend to all in the State of Florida.”
“His fighting passion will be missed, and his legacy will persist in the hearts and minds of many,” the GOP governor said.
DeSantis’ office did not provide a cause of death.
David Fierro, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, told CNN that Antonacci had a medical
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