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EMILY's List 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 was running in the special election.  However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink was officially endorsed.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/emilys-list-backs-sink-after-ditching-ehrlich-in-florida-special-election/ ''Roll Call'', "EMILY’s List Backs Sink After Ditching Ehrlich in Florida Special Election", accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
 
EMILY's List 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 was running in the special election.  However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink was officially endorsed.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/emilys-list-backs-sink-after-ditching-ehrlich-in-florida-special-election/ ''Roll Call'', "EMILY’s List Backs Sink After Ditching Ehrlich in Florida Special Election", accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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Alex Sink
Alex Sink.jpeg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 13
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Florida Chief Financial Officer
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sWake Forest
Personal
BirthdayJune 5, 1948
Place of birthMount Airy, North Carolina
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Campaign website
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Adelaide "Alex" Sink (b. June 5, 1948, in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Florida.[1][2]

She was a former Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal for the State of Florida.[3] She was also treasurer of the board of trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration.

She was the 2010 Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida.
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Biography

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

Education

  • B.S. in mathematics - Wake Forest

Political career

FL CFO (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.

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 13th Congressional District special election, 2014

Sink is running in the special election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 13th District.[1][2] Sink ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on January 14, 2014.[4] She will face David Jolly (R), Lucas Overby (L) and Michael Levinson (I) in the special general election on March 11, 2014.

Endorsements

EMILY's List 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 was running in the special election. However, her name has since been removed from the site and Sink was officially endorsed.[5]

Polls=

General election match-up
Poll David Jolly (R) Alex Sink (D)Lucas Overby (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
March 7-9, 2014
45%48%6%2%+/-3.7702
PMI Inc.
February 25-27, 2014
46%44%0%5%+/-6391
St. Pete Polls
February 25, 2014
46%46%6%2%+/-2.81,269
Fabizio, Lee and Associates
February 17-18, 2014
44%42%0%14%+/-4.9400
St. Leo University
February 9-11, 2014
37%46%12%4%+/-5.0400
Braun Research
February 4-9, 2014
35%42%4%19%+/-4.0603
DCCC
January 24, 2014
45%49%0%6%+/-4.3527
McLaughlin & Associates
January 21, 2014
43%38%4%15%+/-4.9400
St. Pete Polls
January 15, 2014
47%43%4%6%+/-2.71,278
St. Pete Polls
November 5, 2013
31%52%0%17%+/-31,079
AVERAGES 41.9% 45% 3.6% 9% +/-4.13 704.9
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2010

See also: Florida gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

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.

Sink was defeated by Republican Rick Scott in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Florida Gubernatorial/Lt. Gubernatorial General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick 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
Total Votes 5,359,735
Election Results Via: Florida Department of State

Campaign donors

2014

Between October 1, 2013, and December 25, 2013, Sink (D) raised approximately $1.1 million, with contributions coming from Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.[7][8] Sink took criticism after financial disclosures revealed that 83 percent of her donations came from outside Pinellas County and the state of Florida.[9]

Personal

Sink and her late husband, Bill McBride, have one son and one daughter. Bill was an attorney and previously ran unsuccessfully for Florida's Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2002.[10]

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