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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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Jeremy Ring joins Dems’ calls for Rick Scott not release voter rolls to Donald Trump

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Democratic state financial officer candidate Jeremy Ring has joined the call from most other Florida Democrats in urging the administration of Gov. Rick Scott to refuse the request from the administration of President Donald Trump to release state voter rolls to a federal commission. Ring contended that the governor’s “number one job is to protect Floridians” and that the privacy of millions of Floridians is at risk. “As a candidate for chief financial officer, as a Floridian, and — above…

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Big, early get: State’s firefighters endorse Jeremy Ring in Democratic primary of CFO race

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Former Yahoo executive and state Sen. Jeremy Ring capped off a week on the campaign trail Friday with a big get. Immediately following a speech at the annual convention of the Florida Professional Firefighters, the group moved to unanimously endorse Ring in the Democratic primary. In his speech, Ring reaffirmed his support for the state’s firefighters by pledging to give them the resources they require to both fight and prevent fires if elected as Florida’s next chief financial officer. “These…

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Now a CFO candidate, Jeremy Ring to publish book on his experience at Yahoo

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Former state Senator Jeremy Ring, the only official candidate in the 2018 race to be Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, has just completed a book about his experiences working as a founding member of Yahoo. Ring said Monday he plans to publish his book this fall. “We Were Yahoo” will describe how the Silicon Valley-based company changed the world twice, Ring told a couple of dozen supporters who gathered to learn more about him at an appearance at the University Club…

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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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In Tampa, potential CFO candidate Jeremy Ring tells his story

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Broward Democrat Jeremy Ring isn’t officially a candidate for Chief Financial Officer, but he talked the part during a stop in Tampa on Friday. Speaking at the Oxford Exchange as part of the Cafe Con Tampa weekly event, the former Yahoo executive introduced himself to the audience by humble-bragging about his private sector background, describing himself as the first salesman for the internet search engine company when he started there as a 24-year-old (he’s 46 now). As proud as he was of his…

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Jeff Brandes files computer coding as foreign language bill

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Florida lawmakers could once again consider whether computer coding classes should be counted as a foreign language credit. Sen. Jeff Brandes filed legislation Monday to allow Florida high schools to offer computer coding classes that “along with the earning of a related industry certification satisfies two credits of sequential foreign language instruction.” Senate Bill 104 also requires the state college and university system to recognize the credits as foreign language credits. “Software development and coding is one of the largest…

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