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Jeffrey Atwater

Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater won the 2010 Cabinet position of Chief Financial Officer over Democrat Loranne Ausley. He hails from North Palm Beach and will be replacing Democrat Alex Sink, who ran for governor.
Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater won the 2010 Cabinet position of Chief Financial Officer over Democrat Loranne Ausley. He hails from North Palm Beach and will be replacing Democrat Alex Sink, who ran for governor. « Show less

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  • PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate race

    PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate race
    If U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio decides to run for president and not for re-election, then Florida's Senate seat is up for grabs with no clear front-runners, a new poll from Public Policy Polling concludes. The poll tested two potential Democrats: U.S. Rep....
  • Divided Florida guarantees hot U.S. Senate race in 2016

    Divided Florida guarantees hot U.S. Senate race in 2016
    Florida voters are in line for an expensive, bruising contest for U.S. Senate in 2016 — with the outcome impossible to predict. Poll results released Wednesday found that any of the most likely matchups between potential Democratic and Republican...
  • Cabinet rejects 3 Confederate soldiers for Veterans Hall of Fame

    Cabinet rejects 3 Confederate soldiers for Veterans Hall of Fame
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet rejected nominations of three Confederate soldiers for the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Tuesday after being told they weren't eligible because they didn't serve in the U.S. military. Members...
  • Patrick Murphy to run for Marco Rubio's Florida Senate seat

    Patrick Murphy to run for Marco Rubio's Florida Senate seat
    Florida Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy announced on Monday his candidacy for Senate in what's expected to be an open seat in next year's general election.  The Florida contest will be one of several key Senate races in 2016 as Democrats look to regain ...
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy seeks Rubio's Senate seat

    Rep. Patrick Murphy seeks Rubio's Senate seat
    WASHINGTON — Calling himself an "independent voice," Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, the youngest member of Congress, launched a campaign on Monday to win the U.S. Senate seat now held by conservative Republican Marco Rubio. Murphy, 31, a...
  • Ted Deutch decides against U.S. Senate race

    Ted Deutch decides against U.S. Senate race
    Congressman Ted Deutch said Thursday he plans to seek re-election to his Broward-Palm Beach county congressional seat next year and forgo a bid for the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate. Deutch's announcement is the third this week from a...
  • Wasserman Schultz decides against running for U.S. Senate

    Wasserman Schultz decides against running for U.S. Senate
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Tuesday she won't be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016. Her moves leaves Democrats without their highest profile potential candidate for the seat...
  • Open government important to Florida's financial health

    Open government important to Florida's financial health
      Second in a series of opinion pieces to commemorate Sunshine Week and the importance of Florida’s open meetings and public records laws.   As Florida’s chief financial officer, it is my duty to be a watchdog for how our government...
  • State usually, but not always, good on access to records

    State usually, but not always, good on access to records
    Public record requests sent to a half-dozen state agencies produced relevant documents in a reasonable time frame and generally free of charge, an audit performed as part of the Florida Society of News Editors annual Sunshine Week found. However,...
  • Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run

    Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run
    Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race. "Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate. Crist,...
  • Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet tangle over agency heads review

    Gov. Rick Scott, Cabinet tangle over agency heads review
    TALLAHASSEE - A power struggle between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet members played out Tuesday in a discussion of how to proceed in reviewing department heads. Scott wants to get rid of three agency heads – Marshall Stranburg of the...