SFWMD: Brandon Tucker, Jaime Weisinger, Federico Fernandez resign as DeSantis asked

The entire South Florida Water Management District board will be newly appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis by March, after three resignations late Tuesday and Wednesday.

The most recent resignation, effective Feb. 15, came from Brandon Tucker of Palm City, who in a letter to former Gov. Rick Scott said he was at peace with his decision.

"It is my sincere prayer and hope that the man or woman chosen to replace me will remove all preconceived notions they may have and start day one with an open mind, not swayed by any special interest, sincerely seeking the truth that comes from sound science and common sense," Tucker wrote.

Hours before that, Jaime Weisinger of Collier County resigned effective immediately. In his letter to DeSantis, he said he respects the governor's decision to ask for a new board and is excited about his "resolute commitment" to environmental issues.

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