Orlando Sentenial: South Florida businessman William Rankin to run for state CFO as Democrat

Scott Powers / Central Florida Political Pulse US Army Veteran and businessman William Rankin of Fort Lauderdale announced today he is running for the Democratic nomination for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer against incumbent Republican Jeff Atwater. He’s the only Democrat running for that job so far, now that the Florida Democratic Party’s pick, Allie Braswell had to drop […]

Little-known FL Dem announces CFO campaign in dark of night

It’s 10:13 p.m., do you know who your Democratic CFO candidate is? Well, just wait 60 seconds, then. At 10:14 p.m., the oddest of all times for a political announcement, businessman William Rankin announced he’d challenge state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. A retired vet, businessman and former Ohio state treasury official, Rankin has a […]

Meet William Rankin, the Dem challenging CFO Atwater

William Rankin, a Democratic Fort Lauderdale businessman, former Ohio treasury official, and Army veteran, formally announced his candidacy for chief financial officer tonight. From his news release: Rankin is the former Director of Asset Management for the Ohio State Treasury, former Director of Florida’s statewide 2000 Census operation, and a former Outreach Director for the […]