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CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on 2020 Organizational Session


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on 2020 Organizational Session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released a statement following the 2020 Organizational Session and swearing in of new members of the Florida Legislature and appointment of legislative leadership.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Today, I was honored to be in attendance during the 2020 Organizational Session. Congratulations to our members returning this year and our newly-elected legislators striving to serve their districts with honor and distinction. 2020 has been a challenging year for all Floridians, but I remain optimistic and encouraged that we can get Florida’s economy back on its feet.

“I have the utmost confidence and respect for the leadership of Senate President Wilton Simpson and incoming Speaker Chris Sprowls. These men are the epitome of class and I look forward to working with them to safeguard Florida’s consumers, support our first responders, and provide our businesses and job creators with the tools they need to succeed. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tremendous challenges for our business community, and I am committed to working with the Legislature to help limit the burden of COVID-19 and protect them from frivolous lawsuits that can hinder our state’s financial recovery.

“Working together, we can accomplish great things for our state and build a better, stronger Florida.”


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).