Atwater wins Florida CFO race over Ausley

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

** UPDATE 11-2-2010 9:14 PM ***
Pensacola, FL (AP) - Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater has
been elected the state's next chief financial officer.
The Republican defeated former State Rep. Loranne Ausley in
Tuesday's election. With 39 percent of the expected vote counted,
Atwater led his Democratic opponent 59 percent to 37 percent.
Atwater is a banker from North Palm Beach.
Many consider CFO the state's second most important job.
Atwater will replace Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for
governor.
He will run a 2,000-employee agency that has a $200-million
annual budget. It oversees the state's treasury, insurance
department, fire marshal's office and department of banking and
finance.
The CFO is part of the Cabinet and has a vote on pardons and
serves on the board of several state agencies.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Pensacola, FL (AP) -- Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater
leads former State Rep. Loranne Ausley in early returns in
Florida's chief financial officer race.
With 30 percent of the expected vote counted, Atwater has 59
percent, while Ausley has 38 percent.
Atwater is a Republican banker from North Palm Beach. Ausley is
a Tallahassee attorney.
Many consider CFO the state's second most important job.
The winner of Tuesday's election will replace Alex Sink, who is
running for governor.
Atwater or Ausley will run a 2,000-employee agency that has a
$200-million annual budget. It oversees the state's treasury,
insurance department, fire marshal's office and department of
banking and finance.
The CFO is part of the Cabinet and has a vote on pardons and
serves on the board of several state agencies.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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