Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been selected by Governor Rick Scott for induction into the prestigious Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.
Governor Scott chose State Attorney Fernandez Rundle and two other Floridians from a group of ten nominees selected by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, an entity that consists of appointees of the Governor, Cabinet members, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. It is the intent of the Legislature to recognize and honor those women who, through their works and lives, have made significant improvement of life for women and for all citizens of Florida.
The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1982 under the aegis of the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women, a body initially appointed by then-Florida Governor Bob Graham. In 1992, Governor Lawton Chiles proposed, and the Legislature passed, a bill (CSSB 1148 creating a permanent Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Since education is one of the important purposes of the Hall of Fame, plaques offering a brief biography and photograph of each honoree permanently hang in the rotunda of Florida’s State Capitol.
“It is a great honor to join so many giants of Florida life, like U. S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince and award-winning bilingual Journalist Helen Aguirre Ferré and to feel that your contributions, like theirs, have made a difference in the lives of the people of this state” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Every woman in Florida’s Women’s Hall of Fame represents someone who cast aside so many of the barriers of daily life and moved us forward. I am privileged and humbled by this recognition.”
State Attorney Fernandez Rundle will be officially feted with this recognition during an evening awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in Orlando, Florida