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Two months after Hurricane Katrina, Mike Ertel, then a Florida County supervisor of elections, was caught on camera, dressed in blackface.
     Nate Chute, USA Today Network

TALLAHASSEE – Michael Ertel, the newly appointed secretary of state of Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has resigned after pictures, has emerged as a Hurricane Katrina victim in a blackface at a private Halloween party 14 years ago

The photos obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat were shown to the governor's office on Thursday morning. Hours later it issued a statement.

The governor's office resigned as the governor's office.

The governor's office resigned in 1962.

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Florida Secretary of State Mike Ertel, then Seminole County Supervisor of Elections, wearing blackface at Halloween party in 2005. ] (Photo: Special to the Democrat)