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CFO Jimmy Patronis to Congress: The Panhandle Desperately Needs Hurricane Michael Relief Funding Now


For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842,
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842,

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Congressional leadership (Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Leader Chuck Schumer, Leader Kevin McCarthy) today requesting immediate action on the passage of a Hurricane Michael relief bill to aid in the recovery efforts for the Florida Panhandle. It has been over six months since the Category 5 storm made landfall and impacted areas still do not have congressional relief dollars.

The letters can be found HERE and a sample below.

CFO Patronis will be joined the following statewide officials, as well as the legislative delegation of the counties impacted by Hurricane Michael, at a press conference this afternoon (Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. EDT) to call on Congressional leadership to act immediately to provide much needed funding for the Florida Panhandle as they recover:

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried
State Senator George Gainer (Bay, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington)
State Senator Bill Montford (Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla)
State Representative Loranne Ausley (Parts of Leon and Jefferson counties)
State Representative Brad Drake (Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington and part of Bay counties)
State Representative Jay Trumbull (Parts of Bay and Gulf counties)

CFO letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi


About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).