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Dave Aronberg was elected State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit in November 2012 and re-elected without opposition in 2016 and 2020. He is a former Assistant Attorney General, White House Fellow and Florida Senator. And he will be the guest speaker at the Progressive Club of the Islands meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 19 via Zoom.
Aronberg’s leadership has led to a significant increase in conviction rates for both felonies and misdemeanors, a decrease in the number of juveniles directly filed into adult court, and greatly improved the working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. After his creation of the Sober Homes Task Force the crackdown in rogue sober homes and corrupted drug treatment led to a 40 percent decrease in opioid overdose deaths in Palm Beach County in 2018 compared to 2017.
Aronberg, a Harvard College and Law School graduate worked with Commissioner Bill Nelson to investigate European Insurance Companies that refused to honor WorldWar II-era policies sold to victims of the Holocaust.
In 2000, Aronberg was selected to be one of 15 White House Fellows from across the country. In this non-partisan position he served in two presidential administrations as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury Department for international money laundering, including the laundering of terrorist assets.
Elected to the State Senate in 2002 as its youngest member, he served until 2010, focusing on criminal justice and consumer protection issues and took on Chairmanship of the Military Affairs and Domestic Security Committee. He also served as Chair of the Everglades Restoration Committee where he advocated for accelerating water storage projects and additional State and Federal support for the “River of Grass”.
In 2010, Aronberg returned to the Florida Attorney General’s Office as a Special Prosecutor for Prescription Drug Trafficking. In his role as Attorney General’s “Drug Czar“, Aronberg let an anti-pill mill initiative that helped clean up the pain clinic industry and reduced the number of people dying each day from oxycodone abuse. His work to save lives from overdoses continues as a top priority to this day.
The Zoom meeting on Aug 19 is interactive with time provided for questions. To attend the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link, or watch live at www.facebook.com/pcisancap.