Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater delivered his formal letter of resignation this week with his final day being June 30, the end of the current fiscal year. Atwater previously announced he would leave his post for the position of vice president of strategic initiatives and chief financial officer at Florida Atlantic University. His term would have expired after the 2018 election.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the letter was hand-delivered Monday by Atwater’s chief of staff to the office of Gov. Rick Scott, who will appoint a replacement.
Democrat Jeremy Ring, a former state senator from Parkland and former executive with the internet firm Yahoo, is the only candidate who has opened a campaign account to run for chief financial officer.