What you need to know: the race for Florida CFO

  By Tia Mitchell Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau 10/24/2014 Chief financial officer Jeff Atwater seems all but assured reelection. His opponent, Democrat William Rankin, has struggled to raise money, has no name recognition and is getting no help from the state party. The bigger question seems to be whether Atwater is laying the groundwork for a […]

CFO Atwater faces challenge from public finances veteran

BY JAMES L. ROSICA Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau Published: October 9, 2014   |   Updated: October 9, 2014 at 07:02 PM CFO Atwater faces challenge from public finances veteran William Rankin TALLAHASSEE — With the neck-and-neck governor’s race getting all the attention, there hasn’t been much press on the 2014 contest for chief financial officer […]

CFO foe rips ‘no voice’ for the people, he calls it ‘loud and clear’

October 04, 2014 By Charles Elmore, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. McClatchy-Tribune Information Service Oct. 04–Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater holds a$3.6 million to$37,000 fundraising advantage, but challenger Will Rankin hopes torip up the script of an easy re-election win by casting the North Palm Beach banker as a lapdog of Gov. Rick Scott […]

The Bradenton Times – Candidate Profile: FL CFO: Will Rankin

Candidate Profile: FL CFO: Will Rankin Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:06 am by Staff Report   Candidate: Will Rankin Office: Florida CFO Party: Democrat   Former Director of Asset Management for the Ohio State Treasury and former Director of Florida’s statewide 2000 Census operation, Will Rankin takes on incumbent Republican Florida Chief Financial Officer […]

CLTAMPA.com: CFO candidate Will Rankin introduces himself to Hillsborough County Democrats

Will Rankin addressed the members of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee Monday night, where he asked for their vote in November.But first he addressed the question that you may be asking yourself right now: Who is Will Rankin?He’s the Democrat running for Chief Financial Officer against Republican Jeff Atwater, but he began his presentation […]

Democratic CFO candidate William Rankin attacks Jeff Atwater’s job performance

Charlie Crist isn’t the only former Republican-turned-Democrat running for major statewide office this November: Chief Financial Officer candidate William Rankin wants to join him. The 54-year-old Deerfield Beach businessman said that despite a meager background in politics — he served as budget director for Jack Kemp’s 1996 vice presidential campaign — he represents the best […]