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CFO Patronis Statement on the Republican Convention Coming to Florida


For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Patronis Statement on the Republican Convention Coming to Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued a statement on the relocation of the Republican Nation Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Before this pandemic, Florida was welcoming 900 people a day to our state. While they were coming to Florida because of our beaches, our communities, and our low taxes they were also escaping states that were indifferent to business and opportunity.  With the Republican National Convention now headed to Jacksonville, the state of North Carolina is going through the same emotions that the democratic leaders of New York and New Jersey have experienced over the past few years – the feeling of losing their businesses, their capital investments, and their people to the state of Florida. Governor DeSantis and Jacksonville’s Mayor Lenny Curry deserve a huge round of applause for this major accomplishment. With President Trump now a Florida resident, this was an easy decision. As Florida continues to recover from the COVID-19 shutdowns, the economic opportunities that will arise from the convention coming to Florida will help in getting our state’s revenues back.”
About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).