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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

Top Jeffrey Atwater Articles

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  • Atwater to McCarty: Why does home insurance cost so much?

    TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants to know why the cost of property insurance is so high. In a letter to Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Atwater noted that the cost of reinsurance has dropped significantly, yet homeowners...
  • Deerfield man with history of not voting announces candidacy for top state job

    William Rankin of Deerfield Beach says he wants to be Florida's next chief financial officer. In a late-night email blast overnight Tuesday, Rankin declared he's seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent CFO Jeff Atwater of North Palm...
  • Jeremy Ring might run for chief financial officer

    Jeremy Ring might run for chief financial officer
    In another ripple effect from Florida Atlantic University's moves to select a new president, state Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, is thinking about running for state chief financial officer this year. "It's certainly way too early to rule it out. I've...
  • "Mr. Shaw'' passes away at 74

    [Note to readers: This earlier version of Mr. Shaw's obituary ran online only.] Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw Jr., an institution in South Florida politics, has died at age 74. Mr. Shaw passed away on Tuesday at Holy Cross...
  • Gov. Rick Scott won't say if he prefers Jeff Atwater or George LeMieux as FAU president

    Gov. Rick Scott won't say if he prefers Jeff Atwater or George LeMieux as FAU president
    Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly sidestepped questions about the hottest political question in South Florida, the presidency of Florida Atlantic University. The presidential search became a political issue over the weekend when the state’s chief...
  • Political world analyzes Jeff Atwater-George LeMieux competition for FAU presidency

    Political world analyzes Jeff Atwater-George LeMieux competition for FAU presidency
    The political world is buzzing over the competition between two of South Florida’s most prominent Republicans who are competing for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University. Though the candidacies of Jeff Atwater and George LeMieux are...
  • Palm Beach County Mayor's Ball fundraiser set for March 8

    Palm Beach County Mayor's Ball fundraiser set for March 8
    The date is set and invites are circulating for the Palm Beach County Mayor’s Ball – a black tie event intended to raise money for the homeless. New Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla Taylor pushed for holding the gala, scheduled for March 8,...
  • Chan Lowe: Republican politicians vie for FAU presidency

    Chan Lowe: Republican politicians vie for FAU presidency
    Some say a university president’s primary function is to raise money. Others aver that an academic is best suited to steer an institution of higher learning to greater heights of excellence.   FAU has had its share of academic leaders —...
  • Richard W. Barkett, CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORS

    Richard W. Barkett, CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale REALTORS
    Last week: I was reading an article in USA Today, “Retirement Living,” (Don’t ask me why as I am not there yet) and thought about Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The jest of the story was more baby boomers are being lured to the city for...
  • Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

    Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
    Last week: Governor Scott is asking Florida businesses the best way to return taxes to residents and fuel further economic growth. Eliminate the sales tax on commercial leases. Invest in the reform of the homeowner’s insurance market. Target and...
  • FAU selects finalists for president

    Two big political names are among the 10 finalists for the president of Florida Atlantic University. A presidential search committee selected Jeff Atwater, Florida's chief financial officer, and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux for interviews later...