Difference between revisions of "Alex Sink"
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|Florida Chief Financial Officer|
|Date of birth||June 5, 1948|
|Place of birth||Mount Airy, North Carolina|
Sink is a native of Mount Airy, North Carolina. She studied mathematics at Wake Forest and made an extensive career in business before moving into public life.
She was working as the president for operations in Florida for Bank of America when Governor Chiles tapped her for the Commission on Government Accountability; she would also serve on the Commission on Education.
Her background includes roles such as:
- former vice-chair, Florida TaxWatch
- Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy
- Beth El Farm Workers Ministry
- Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Hillsborough County
- B.S. in mathematics - Wake Forest
Florida Chief Financial Officer (2007-2011)
Sink was elected Chief Financial Officer for the state of Florida in November 2006, becoming the first Democrat to win a cabinet level post. She was sworn in on January 2, 2007 and served until January 4, 2011, shortly after narrowly losing her bid for Governor of Florida to Rick Scott in the 2010 election.
EMILY's List has endorsed Sink in the special election. EMILY's List supports women candidates for office that support abortion rights. Previously, EMILY's List had backed Jessica Ehrlich, who is also running in the special election. However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink has officially endorsed.
When Sink first won election as Florida's CFO in November of 2006, she was already being named as a possible Senate and gubernatorial contender. With regard to the governor race, Sink initially said she would reassess the political landscape after the first of the year. She at first decided to pursue re-election; however, Charlie Crist's retirement and the subsequent open seat for governor persuaded her to change her plans.
Sink defeated Brian Moore in the August 24 primary, winning with 76.90% of the vote.
|Florida Gubernatorial/Lt. Gubernatorial General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Rick Scott/Jennifer Carroll||48.9%||2,619,335|
|Democratic||Alex Sink/Rod Smith||47.7%||2,557,785|
|Independent||Peter L. Allen/John E. Zanni||2.3%||123,831|
|No Party Affiliation||C.C. Reed/Larry Waldo, Sr.||0.4%||18,842|
|No Party Affiliation||Michael E. Arth/Al Krulick||0.3%||18,644|
|No Party Affiliation||Daniel Imperato/Karl Behm||0.3%||13,690|
|No Party Affiliation||Farid Khavari/Darcy C. Richardson||0.1%||7,487|
|Write-in||Josue Larouse/Valencia St. Louis||0%||121|
|Election Results via Florida Department of State|
Sink and her late husband, Bill McBride, have one son, Bert, and a daughter, Lexi. Bill was an attorney and himself ran unsuccessfully for Florida's Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2002.
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- Florida Chief Financial Officer
- Governor of Florida
- Florida gubernatorial election, 2010
- Florida's 13th congressional district special election, 2013
- Alex Sink for Governor campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Alex Sink on Facebook
- Alex Sink on Twitter
- Alex Sink on YouTube
- Alex Sink on Flickr
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Politico, "Alex Sink announces for Bill Young Florida seat," accessed October 30, 2013
- Tampa Bay Times, "Alex Sink 'very interested' in C.W. Bill Young's House seat," accessed October 23, 2013
- Roll Call, "EMILY’s List Backs Sink After Ditching Ehrlich in Florida Special Election", accessed October 31, 2013
- Florida Division of Elections, "Governor and Lieutenant Governor: General Election", accessed November 8, 2010, November 29, 2010, and December 21, 2010
- Tampa Bay Times, "Bill McBride, 67, former candidate for governor and husband of Alex Sink, dies of heart attack," December 24, 2012