Rick Scott appoints political ally as Florida's new chief financial officer
Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
June 26, 2017 at 1:52PM
Florida's next chief financial officer will be one of Gov. Rick Scott's original political allies. Scott on Monday turned to former state Rep. Jimmy Patronis, 45, to complete the term of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who will leave the elected Cabinet office Friday for a job at Florida Atlantic University.