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Jimmy Patronis will decide on 2018 run in ‘next 30 days’

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has told his hometown television station he will decide “in the next 30 days” whether to run for a full term in 2018. Patronis, a former state representative, stepped down from the Public Service Commission (PSC) when Gov. Rick Scott appointed him two months ago to serve the remainder of former CFO Jeff Atwater‘s second term. Atwater left early to become the CFO of Florida Atlantic University.

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Jimmy Patronis starts committee for possible CFO run

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Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s new chief financial officer, said Wednesday he is starting a political committee but hasn’t decided if he will run for the Cabinet office next year.

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Personnel note: Ryan West named CFO’s chief of staff

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Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis on Monday announced in a press release he had named Ryan West his new Chief of Staff, effective later this month, taking over for the retiring Robert “Budd” Kneip.  “Ryan has been a trusted member of my team since day one, and there is no one better suited to serve as my second in command,” Patronis said in a statement. “His instincts and experience have afforded him the tools to do the job, and I have full…

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Jeremy Ring nets $44K in 1st month of CFO bid

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Former State Sen. Jeremy Ring brought in nearly $44,000 during his first full month campaigning to be Florida’s next Chief Financial Officer. CFO and other executive candidates can accept up to $3,000 per contributor during their campaigns, and the Broward County Democrat brought in nine such checks.

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Jimmy Patronis’ move to CFO creates PSC, CRC openings

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Now that Jimmy Patronis is leaving the Public Service Commission and Constitution Revision Commission to become the state’s next Chief Financial Officer, Gov. Rick Scott has to replace him on those panels. The Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council is charged with “screening and nominating applicants for appointment by the Governor to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission,” its website says. (The 12-member council, by the way, has four vacancies, including its vice chair, according to its website.) Patronis’…

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Jeremy Ring files to run for CFO

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Jeremy Ring has made it official. The Margate Democrat became the first person to throw his hat into the 2018 Chief Financial Officer race, filing to run for the statewide office on Tuesday. Ring had been eyeing the seat, and earlier this year said he would make a decision after the 2017 Legislative Session. A former Yahoo executive, Ring was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2006. He has described himself as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.…

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Mystery website urges Scott to name Anitere Flores chief financial officer

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A privately registered website is urging Gov. Rick Scott to name Sen. Anitere Flores to replace Jeff Atwater when he resigns as the state’s chief financial offer at the end of the coming legislative session. “Ask Gov. Scott to stand with working class Floridians and appoint Flores as our next CFO!” the site, http://www.flores4cfo.com, urges. Flores told POLITICO Florida, first to report about the site, that she was surprised by the website and was focused on doing her existing job. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and…

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