Current Office:State Treasurer
Jeff Atwater, a fifth-generation Floridian, was elected Florida's Chief Financial Officer November 2, 2010.
In 2000, he began his legislative service as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. Two years later, he ran for and was elected to the Florida Senate where he continued to serve the people of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. After chairing high profile Senate committees, Jeff gained the unanimous support of his fellow Senators in becoming Senate President and led the Senate from 2008 through 2010. In the Legislature, Jeff dedicated his 10 years of service to improving the lives of Floridians by lowering taxes, protecting key investments in early childhood education, raising school performance standards and establishing incentives that attract emerging industries to Florida.
Jeff received his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Jeff and his wife, Carole, have four children.