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Gov. Rick Scott recognized George Bennett (Ben) Ritter with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. From left to right: Steve Murray, Communications Director, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Alder Allensworth, Ben Ritter, Glenn Sutphin, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs Executive Director, Jeff Atwater, Florida Chief Financial Officer and Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.Courtesy of the office of Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Scott honors Ben Ritter, local advocate for veterans with disabilities

During a meeting of the Florida cabinet in June, Governor Rick Scott recognized Hillsborough County's George Bennett "Ben" Ritter with the Governor's Medal of Merit. Ritter is a former non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps and serves his community as an advocate for veterans with disabilities.  …