Tag: Drew Breakspear

Jim RosicaJune 27, 2018

Despite interviewing five “quality candidates” on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet held off on appointing a new head of the state’s Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). Instead, they decided to keep the application period open through mid-July. Thirty-four people already had applied. Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, and […]

Jim RosicaJune 8, 2018

In a brief conference call Friday, the Governor and Cabinet agreed to accept applications to become the next commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) from next Monday through June 22. Depending on who applies, Scott and Cabinet members — CFO Jimmy Patronis, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Attorney General Pam Bondi — will conduct […]

Jim RosicaJune 1, 2018

Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Drew Breakspear has resigned, another political casualty of the Rick Scott administration. CFO Jimmy Patronis formally announced the departure, first reported by POLITICO Florida’s Matt Dixon last night, on Friday. “I appreciate Commissioner Breakspear’s years of service to the state,” Patronis said in a statement. “During his time as commissioner, he had […]

Peter SchorschMay 30, 2018

A sexual harassment investigation is what spurred Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis to tell Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) Commissioner Drew Breakspear that he “no longer ha(s) confidence” in Breakspear’s ability to lead the office, sources tell Florida Politics. Public records released Tuesday show that OFR Deputy Commissioner Pamela Epting received a copy of results of an investigation that could not substantiate sexual […]

Staff ReportsMay 3, 2018

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is telling the state’s top financial regulator he “no longer ha(s) confidence” in Drew Breakspear‘s ability to lead the Office of Financial Regulation. Patronis, a Panama City Republican running for re-election this year, sent a letter to Breakspear on Thursday. “Over the last 10 months, I have developed concerns over the lack of cooperation, […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 5, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott got a belated Christmas gift on Tuesday with the not-entirely-unexpected resignation of Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty. Scott’s communication director Jackie Schutz confirmed McCarty’s leaving, saying, “We appreciate his service to the state and we wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor.” It’s not clear where McCarty is going next; […]


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