Florida State Cabinet Who Are Florida's Highest-Paid Statewide Officials? Hint: They Make More Than Gov. DeSantis By News Service of Florida • Sep 16, 2019 GOVERNOR'S PRESS OFFICE; DAYLINA MILLER/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA; WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Florida Supreme Court justices are the highest-paid statewide officials, with their salaries substantially higher than the amounts paid to the governor, state Cabinet members and legislators. Florida Secretary Of State Could Become Elected Office By Sarah Mueller • Feb 13, 2017 Florida could see the position of Secretary of State turn from an appointed position to an elected one. A Fernandina Beach lawmaker filed legislation filed this session to do just that. Cabinet Re-Opens Search After Deadlocking Over Insurance Chief By Nick Evans • Apr 3, 2016 Florida’s Cabinet is at odds over who should become the state’s next Insurance Commissioner. The candidate search is back on, and Cabinet officials are hoping to agree on a successor at their next meeting.