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

Candidate Profile: FL CFO: Will Rankin

Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:06 am


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 Jeff Atwater.

Rankin is originally from the Midwest, but decided to move to the Sunshine State for his work on the 2000 Census. He hopes to focus on improving economic opportunities Floridians and helping to maintain a stable job environment, competitive public education, while improving access to health care if elected.

As Director of Asset Management for the Ohio State Treasury, he was responsible for the accountability and safe keeping of over the state’s public trust and public retirement funds, worth over $120 billion.

While there, he helped restructure and streamline operations, while implementing new technologies, improving employee efficiencies, and lowering costs to taxpayers. He hopes to do the same for Florida’s Department of Financial Services and at the State Board of Administration if elected.


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