Gaetz’s Opponent Faces Trial For Illegally Accessing Health Records

Matt Gaetz

At a glance

  • Rebekah Jones, a Democrat who is running against GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz in Florida’s First Congressional District, is set to face trial Jan. 23, 2023, for illegally accessing state Department of Health records.
  • Jones helped build the state’s first COVID-19 dashboard, but was accused of illegally downloading confidential data to her personal devices.
  • Jones claims she is a “whistleblower” and that DOH asked her to falsify COVID data, though an inspector general rejected that claim in May.

 

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