Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater says he’s running for chief financial officer (CFO).
The North Palm Beach Republican filed as a candidate Monday with the Department of State.
Just about a week ago, incumbent CFO Alex Sink, a Democrat, entered the 2010 governor’s race.
Sink, in turn, made her announcement a day after Republican Gov. Charlie Crist became a U.S. Senate candidate.
Atwater is the first candidate to file for CFO.
He is market president of Riverside National Bank for Palm Beach and Broward counties. His great-grandfather and great-uncle served as governor. Atwater was elected to the Senate 2002 after serving a term in the state House.
The CFO oversees the Office of Insurance Regulation among other state agencies.
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