Outgoing CFO Jeff Atwater reports $2.5M net worth

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has reported a $2.5 million net worth for 2016, as part of his annual financial disclosure statement.

Atwater, a former banker whose last day in office is Friday, filed his disclosure with the Florida Commission of Ethics earlier this week.

He’s leaving to become chief financial officer for Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. New CFO Jimmy Patronis was sworn in Friday.

The disclosure shows that his worth has gone up from his 2013 filing as CFO, the earliest now available on the commission’s website, of $1.7 million. His highest reported worth was $2.6 million for 2014.

Atwater’s biggest asset, as recorded in a handwritten schedule, is an investment retirement account of $1.2 million. His North Palm Beach home is valued at $909,000.

He also lists stock in Whole Foods Market valued at $4,614. The certified organic supermarket chain was recently bought by Amazon for $13.7 billion.

Atwater also listed his state salary: $128,161 a year.

Gov. Rick Scott and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam had not filed their disclosures as of midday Friday. Attorney General Pam Bondi last month listed her most recent net worth at nearly $1.7 million.

Jim Rosica

Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at [email protected].


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