|Chief Financial Officer of Florida|
June 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Jeff Atwater|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 6th district
November 7, 2006 – November 4, 2014
|Preceded by||Allan Bense|
|Succeeded by||Jay Trumbull|
April 13, 1972 |
Panama City, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Gulf Coast State College
Florida State University (BS)
Jimmy Patronis (born on April 13, 1972) is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the state of Florida. He was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives who represented the 6th District, which included Panama City and other parts of southern Bay County, from 2006 to 2014.
Patronis was born in Panama City and attended Gulf Coast Community College, where he graduated with his associate degree in restaurant management in 1994, and then he attended Florida State University, where he graduated with his bachelor degree in political science in 1996, he worked as an intern in the Florida Senate and the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. After graduation, in 1998, he was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Florida Elections Commission and again in 2001 by Governor Jeb Bush where he served until 2003. Patronis also served on the Bay County Airport Authority from 2004 to 2006, where he served as chairman.
Florida House of Representatives
Following the inability of Allan Bense, the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, to seek re-election in 2006, Patronis ran to succeed him in the 6th District, which included Gulf County, southern Bay County, and western Franklin County. In the Republican primary, Patronis emerged victorious, defeating Lee Sullivan, Cameron Floyd Skinner, and Bill Fisher with 39% of the vote. In the general election, Patronis defeated Democratic nominee Janice Lucas with 67% of the vote. He was re-elected without opposition in 2008. In 2010, he defeated Democratic nominee John McDonald with 78% of the vote.
In 2012, following the reconfiguration of districts, Patronis remained in the 6th District, but it swapped its portions in Franklin County and Gulf County for a further incursion into Bay County. He was unopposed in both the primary and general elections, and thus was re-elected to his final term unopposed.
Chief Financial Officer of Florida
Prior to the start of the 2017 Legislative Session, Jeff Atwater, then Florida's Chief Financial Officer, announced he would be resigning his elected post following the completion of the session. Governor Rick Scott officially announced the appointment of Patronis on June 25, 2017. Patronis was officially sworn in on June 30, 2017.
|Chief Financial Officer of Florida