Jeremy Ring

Sink backs Ring for CFO

SInkRingFormer CFO Alex Sink has thrown her support behind Jeremy Ring, a former state senator who’s running for the Cabinet post she once held.
According to Sink, a Democrat who lost a bid for governor to Rick Scott in 2010, the CFO spot is “one of the most important statewide cabinet positions in Florida Government.” (It’s one of three statewide cabinet positions.)
Sink called Ring, a Broward County Democrat who was one of the founders of Yahoo, is a “a successful entrepreneur, a dedicated Florida State Senator, a philanthropic supporter and someone who agrees with me that we need to expand, modernize and stimulate our state’s economy through innovation and smart job growth.”
Here’s more of what Sink had to say about Ring in an email announcing her endorsement:
As the former CFO, I know what it takes to succeed in this highly complex and diverse cabinet position. Floridians need someone who is experienced in business, understands the complexities of insurance and financial markets and has the savvy and enthusiasm to tackle the challenges that Florida faces now and in the future.
I truly believe that he is the right choice for Florida CFO!
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CFO candidate Jeremy Ring hits the campaign trail

Ring_Photos_HeadshotFormer Sen. Jeremy Ring will pitch his candidacy for Florida chief financial officer in Tampa and Orlando this week.

Ring, a Democrat from Broward County who served in the state Senate from 2010-2016, is banking on his creds as one of the founders of internet giant Yahoo to boost him into the Cabinet post.

The state’s current CFO, Jeff Atwater, is stepping down to take a spot at Florida Atlantic University.

Ring will speak to “supporters and community leaders” at Tampa’s University Club at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

Wednesday morning, he”ll address the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans in Orlando. Ring, viewed as a moderate during his time in the Legislature, was heavily involved in pension-related issues in the Republican-dominated Senate.

Ring’s the only candidate to file paperwork for the CFO position thus far. The race is clouded by uncertainty because of Atwater’s early departure.

Gov. Rick Scott will appoint a replacement to finish Atwater’s term — and it remains unclear whether that replacement would seek a full term in 2018, potentially putting Ring (or any other CFO wannabe) in a race against an incumbent.