On Wednesday, former Democratic State Senator, Jeremy Ring announced that he will be running to be the next Chief Financial Officer for the state of Florida.
Ring, who is also a former Executive for Yahoo, served his Broward County District in the state legislature from 2006 to 2016. He becomes the first major candidate to jump in the race.
“I am committed to be the most faithful trustee to the Florida Retirement System, to ensure property insurance rates for Floridians are stable and that all efforts are put toward solidifying Florida as the top innovation economy in America.” said Ring “Our campaign will be focused on innovating and inspiring students and entrepreneurs across the state to take their brilliant world changing ideas and turn them into a reality. I can’t wait to travel from Key West to Pensacola and throughout all 67 counties to personally meet every Floridian. I am so grateful for this opportunity and now onward and upward.”
Ring will make a formal announcement next week in Tampa before touring the state to discuss CFO concerns with Constituents. Two of those stops will be here in Central Florida with Ring meeting with Florida Alliance For Retired Americans in Orlando on June 7th, and addressing the Florida Association of Insurance Agents at their convention in Kissimmee the next day.
Who Ring will be running to replace is still a mystery. Current CFO Jeff Atwater has announced he’ll be leaving office early after this year’s budget is completed, which means Governor Rick Scott will have to appoint a successor until next year’s election.