Republican Senate President to Run for Florida CFO Post

May 20, 2009

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.

Topics Florida Politics

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