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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Jimmy Patronis (Republican Party) is the Florida Chief Financial Officer. He assumed office in 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2023.

Patronis (Republican Party) ran for re-election for Florida Chief Financial Officer. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

On June 26, 2017, Scott selected Patronis to serve as the new Florida Chief Financial Officer following the resignation of Jeffrey Atwater.

Patronis was previously appointed to the Florida Public Service Commission by Gov. Rick Scott (R) effective January 1, 2015, replacing Eduardo E. Balbis. Patronis is also a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 6 from 2006 to 2014. He did not seek re-election in 2014.

Patronis' professional experience includes working as the owner of Captain Anderson's Restaurant, research assistant in the Office of Robert Ainsworth MP and legislative intern for former state senator Ken Jenne.

Education

  • BS, Political Science/Communications/Public Administration, Florida State University, 1994-1996
  • AA, Restaurant Management, Gulf Coast Community College, 1992-1994
  • Attended, General Education, Gulf Coast Community College, 1990-1992

Professional Experience

  • BS, Political Science/Communications/Public Administration, Florida State University, 1994-1996
  • AA, Restaurant Management, Gulf Coast Community College, 1992-1994
  • Attended, General Education, Gulf Coast Community College, 1990-1992
  • Former Vice President, Captain Anderson's Restaurant
  • Former Radio Co Host, WPAP FM, Clear Channel Radio
  • Partner, Captain Anderson's Restaurant, 1986-2017
  • Research Assistant, Office of Robert Ainsworth, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, 1996
  • Legislative Intern, Florida State Senator Ken Jenne, 1995

Political Experience

  • BS, Political Science/Communications/Public Administration, Florida State University, 1994-1996
  • AA, Restaurant Management, Gulf Coast Community College, 1992-1994
  • Attended, General Education, Gulf Coast Community College, 1990-1992
  • Former Vice President, Captain Anderson's Restaurant
  • Former Radio Co Host, WPAP FM, Clear Channel Radio
  • Partner, Captain Anderson's Restaurant, 1986-2017
  • Research Assistant, Office of Robert Ainsworth, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, 1996
  • Legislative Intern, Florida State Senator Ken Jenne, 1995
  • Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida, 2017-present
  • Candidate, Florida State Chief Financial Officer, 2018
  • Appointed by Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida, June 26, 2017
  • Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 2006-2014

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BS, Political Science/Communications/Public Administration, Florida State University, 1994-1996
  • AA, Restaurant Management, Gulf Coast Community College, 1992-1994
  • Attended, General Education, Gulf Coast Community College, 1990-1992
  • Former Vice President, Captain Anderson's Restaurant
  • Former Radio Co Host, WPAP FM, Clear Channel Radio
  • Partner, Captain Anderson's Restaurant, 1986-2017
  • Research Assistant, Office of Robert Ainsworth, Member of Parliament, House of Commons, 1996
  • Legislative Intern, Florida State Senator Ken Jenne, 1995
  • Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida, 2017-present
  • Candidate, Florida State Chief Financial Officer, 2018
  • Appointed by Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida, June 26, 2017
  • Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 2006-2014
  • Director/Chair, Economic Development Council, Greater Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1998-present
  • Member, Florida Chamber of Commerce, present
  • Chair, Florida Defense Support Task Force, present
  • Member, National Rifle Association, present, present
  • Member, Saint John's Greek Orthodox Church, present
  • Former Director, Anchorage Children's Home
  • Former Chair/Board Member, Bay County Panama City International Airport and Industrial District
  • Member, Constitution Revision Commission
  • Former Councilor, Florida Council on Vocational Education
  • Former Commissioner, Florida Elections Commission
  • Former Director, Foundation of Bay Medical Center
  • Former Board Member, Gulf Coast Community College Foundation
  • Former Trustee, Gulf Coast Medical Center
  • Former Member, Kiwanis Club of Panama City
  • Former Director, Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Former Member, The James Madison Institute
  • Member, Florida Public Service Commission, 2015-2017
  • Board Member, Bay County Economic Development Alliance, 2005-2007
  • Member, Bay County Airport Authority, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, Bay County Chapter, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, 1998-2006
  • Co-Chair, American Heart Association Heart Ball, 2004
  • State President, Florida Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, 1992-1993

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Golden Spoon Award, Florida Trend, 1980-2004
  • Reader's Choice Favorite Seafood Restaurant, Southern Living Magazine, 1996

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Florida Chief Financial Officer

Incumbent Jimmy Patronis defeated Jeremy Ring in the general election for Florida Chief Financial Officer on November 6, 2018.

Jimmy Patronis (R)
51.7%
4,152,221 Votes

Jeremy Ring (D)
48.3%
3,872,540 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.0%
297 Votes

Total votes: 8,025,058

2012

Patronis won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 6. Patronis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was unchallenged in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

2010

Patronis won re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated John McDonald (D) in the November 2 general election.

Florida House of Representatives, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Patronis (R) 36,979 78.13%
John McDonald (D) 10,350 21.87%

2008

In 2008, Patronis won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 6th District. Patronis ran unopposed in the election. He raised $125,701 for his campaign.

Speeches
Events

2018

Nov. 6
Election Night Celebration

Tue 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

Capt. Anderson's Restaurant Panama City Beach, FL