Florida down ballot state executive elections, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Attorney General
Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner
Florida has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.
|Office||Incumbent||Assumed Office||Incumbent running?|
|Chief Financial Officer||Jeffrey Atwater
|Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services||Adam Putnam
Chief Financial Officer
The chief financial officer oversees the Florida Department of Financial Services. The department provides accounting and auditing services to state agencies, acts as the state's bank by disbursing and receiving funds into the treasury, and performs other financial duties. In addition, the department performs non-financial regulatory duties, including insurance licensing and fraud investigation, funeral parlor and cemetery licensing and public assistance fraud investigation. Notably, the chief financial officer also acts as state fire marshal, which certifies firefighters, sets training standards and investigations potential arson.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The commissioner heads the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an agglomeration of 13 divisions and 5 offices involved in the regulation and promotion of Florida's agriculture and consumer services industries. FDACS agencies establish rules for the state's animal, aquaculture, forestry, and produce industries, license producers, provide marketing support for the state's agribusinesses, and oversee emergency preparedness and law enforcement efforts covering the agriculture industry.
In addition to its agricultural duties, the department regulates various consumer services businesses, including motor vehicle repair shops, charitable organizations, dance studios, pawnshops, telemarketers, and several others.
State of Florida
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Chief Financial Officer | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services | Commissioner of Insurance Regulation | Secretary of Environmental Protection | Director of Economic Opportunity | Chair of Public Service Commission |