Aaron Bean: ‘My name is in the hat for CFO’


Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry isn’t the only candidate from the 904 area code in the mix for CFO.

State Sen. Aaron Bean told us Tuesday that he too was being considered for the job … and he gave us some insight into the timing of the process.

“My name is in the hat for CFO,” Bean said. He has met with Gov. Rick Scott, who “said he will announce the process for selection after session” ends.

Current CFO Jeff Atwater leaves his position next month to become CFO of Florida Atlantic University.

Bean is currently unopposed in his heavily Republican Northeast Florida Senate district, and will likely remain that way through 2018.

Bean already filed for re-election.

Unless he gets the CFO gig, which would set off a chain reaction of politicians seeking to move into his current spot.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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