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State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis has gotten the backing of the Florida Fraternal Order of Police, the organization representing thousands of police officers, highway patrol troopers and sheriff deputies throughout the state.

Patronis, Republican from Panama City, was appointed to be Chief Financial Officer by Governor Scott following the resignation of Jeff Atwater.

“The Florida State Fraternal Order of Police are proud to endorse and stand with Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis in his bid to continue as CFO. His dedication and passion for all of Florida’s first responders is truly remarkable. CFO Patronis consistently proves that he firmly stands with law enforcement and it is clear that we are a top priority for him,” said Florida State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Robert Jenkins.

Patronis previously served as a state representative and member of the Public Service Commission. As CFO, Patronis also serves as the state fire marshall.

“I am extremely honored to be officially endorsed by the Florida State Fraternal Order of Police in my campaign. I am appreciative of the service of the brave men and women who are sworn to protect Florida and uphold our laws. I will continue to advocate for all of Florida’s first responders, including law enforcement and corrections, to ensure they have the resources they need to continue successfully protecting communities all across this great state,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis.

Patronis will face Democrat Jeremy Ring, a former state senator and Yahoo executive in the November general election.