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Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis Sworn in for 2nd Term

TALLAHASSEE, FL. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis was sworn in on January 3 to serve his second term alongside Governor Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, and Florida’s newly elected Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson.

“When I began my path in public service in the great State of Florida nearly 18 years ago, I knew our state had immeasurable potential and now we are symbol of liberty and freedom for the rest of the nation. As Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature have demonstrated – leadership matters. During Covid, we saw public officials who were downright giddy about shutting down businesses. In contrast, Florida officials – and especially the Governor – took their oath of office seriously and understood that we serve our constituents, and that liberty comes from God”, Patronis said in statement on Inauguration Day.

“I am honored to begin my second term as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and grateful for the confidence the electorate has placed in me. We’ll continue working hard every day to Keep Florida Free and ensure taxpayer dollars are respected, our first responders are supported, and we hold those accountable who commit fraud, waste or abuse”, he continued saying.  

“Florida’s opportunities can only be limited by a Congress that’s broken and a presidency that’s hell-bent on moving our country towards socialism. Poor, middle class, and retired Americans are having their savings stolen from them by runaway inflation. We’ve got the federal government colluding with Big Tech to limit factual information from entering the public domain, and we’ve got a Congress that’s supercharging the IRS to shakedown small businesses. Florida is fighting back on all of this – and my commitment to Floridians is that as long as I’m in that chair, we’ll do everything possible to fight back against an administrative state that’s working overtime to target our citizens”, he added.

Florida’s CFO oversees the state’s accounting and auditing functions and unclaimed property, monitors the investment of state funds and manages the deferred compensation program and risk management program for the state. He also serves as Florida’s State Fire Marshal and as one of three constitutionally elected state executives of the Florida Cabinet, which comprises the Chief Financial Officer, the Attorney General, and the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Greek American Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian born and raised in Panama City. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014. He was appointed to serve on Florida’s Public Service Commission, as well as the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets once every twenty years to propose changes to the state constitution.