Jeffrey Atwater

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Jeffrey Atwater
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Florida Chief Financial Officer
In office
January 4, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
PredecessorAlex Sink (D)
Base salary$128,972
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida State Senate
2002 - 2010
Florida House of Representatives
2000 - 2002
Vice Mayor of North Palm Beach, FL
1993 - 2000
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Master'sUniversity of Florida
Place of birthApril 8, 1958
Office website
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Jeffrey Atwater (b. April 8, 1958) the current Chief Financial Officer of Florida and a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate.

Atwater represented District 25 from 2002-2010 and served as President of the Senate. Florida term limits disqualified him from seeking re-election to District 25 in 2010. Atwater ran for and won the office of Chief Financial Officer in 2010.[1]


Atwater was Vice Mayor of the Village of North Palm Beach. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002.

Atwater was Chair/President/CEO of the Barnett Bank of Treasure Coast from 1994 to 1996. He then worked as Chair/President/CEO of the Barnett Bank of Broward County from 1996 to 1998.


  • BA in Finance from the University of Florida, 1981
  • MBA, University of Florida, 2002

Political career

Florida Chief Financial Officer (2011-Present)

Atwater began his first term as Florida Chief Financial Officer on January 4, 2011. His term ends January 6, 2015.

Florida State Senate (2002-2010)

Atwater served in the Florida State Senate from 2002-2010. He was President of the Senate from 2009-2010.[2]

Florida House of Representatives (2000-2002)



See also: Florida gubernatorial election, 2010

Atwater won election to the office of Chief Financial Officer in 2010. The filing deadline was June 18, 2010, and the primary election date was August 24, 2010.[3]

Florida Chief Financial Officer, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Atwater 57.3% 2,967,052
     Democratic Loranne Ausley 38.9% 2,015,579
     No Party Affiliation Tom Stearns 2.1% 109,192
     No Party Affiliation Ken Mazzie 1.6% 83,959
Total Votes 5,175,782
Election Results Via: Florida Department of State


On November 4, 2008, Jeffrey Atwater won re-election to the 25th District Seat in the Florida State Senate, defeating Linda Bird (D) and Anthony Joseph Mauro (Green). Atwater raised $2,827,505 for his campaign, while Bird raised $129,198 and Mauro raised 2,540.[4]

Florida State Senate, District 25, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey Atwater Incumbent 62.3% 127,769
     Democratic Linda Bird 35.2% 72,251
     Green Anthony Joseph Mauro 2.5% 5,032
Total Votes 205,052

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Atwater and his wife, Carol Funkhouser, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alex Sink (D)
Florida Chief Financial Officer
2011 – Present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Florida Senate, District 25
Succeeded by
Ellyn Bogdanoff