Jeremy Ring likely to run for CFO
Former state Sen. Jeremy Ring of Broward County is poised to run for chief financial officer in 2018. The investor and former Yahoo executive had been looking at running for governor but told The Buzz that the CFO post became more and more intriguing as he analyzed the job.
"I think I've been groomed for the last eight years for that," said Ring, 46, noting that he has been helping "drive the innovation economy" in .the private sector and led pension reform efforts in the legislature, where he was known as a pragmatic and generally moderate lawmaker.
Ring hasn't committed to running, but sounds pretty close to it.
Other names floating as potential CFO candidates to succeed term limited Republican Jeff Atwater include Democratic Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, a former state House member and Republicans including state Sen. Tom Lee of Brandon, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, developer and former legislator Pat Neal of Bradenton.