In Endorsements


March 20, 2018

CONTACT: Katie Strickland (

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today received the endorsement of five former Speakers of the Florida House of Representatives, Steve Crisafulli, Will Weatherford, Dean Cannon, Larry Cretul and Allan Bense, in his bid for a second term:

“CFO Patronis has been an outstanding leader and has worked diligently to ensure the people of Florida are well represented,” said former Speaker Steve Crisafulli. “I have personally known him for many years and I’m proud to stand with Jimmy as he seeks another term as Chief Financial Officer of our great state.”

Former Speaker Will Weatherford said, “CFO Patronis is a devoted watchdog over taxpayer money in Tallahassee. I’ve known him for years and his tremendous work ethic along with his heart for his job and genuine care for the wellbeing of Floridians make him an excellent Chief Financial Officer for our state. I’m looking forward to helping him secure another term in this job.”

“I am proud to support CFO Patronis because he is committed to rooting out waste and abuse in state government and protecting Florida’s finances. Jimmy has been an incredible consumer advocate for Floridians who face issues with their insurance provider,” said former Speaker Dean Cannon. “Jimmy is exactly the type of person we need to keep as our CFO.”

“Serving as CFO, Jimmy Patronis has been dedicated to improving Florida’s economy and business climate,” said former Speaker Larry Cretul. “He is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get the job done. He fights for policies that support our first responders and protect consumers. I am honored to stand by his side.”

“I endorse CFO Patronis because he is a proven leader who shares my conservative values. He addresses each issue he encounters with Floridians’ best interest in mind. He truly understands the needs of Florida families. Jimmy’s strong commitment to serving the citizens of our state makes him the right person to serve as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. I know he will continue to serve our state well,” said former Speaker Allan Bense.



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