On April 26, 2018, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order Number 18-121 suspending Nicholas Nicholson as County Commissioner for District 1. The suspension will last until a further Executive Order is issued, or as otherwise provided by law. Nicholson is prohibited from performing any official act, duty, or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; and from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension.
Nicholson was first elected to office November 2012 and re-elected in November 2016. His term expires November 2020.