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Thursday, July 2, 2015

How rich are Florida's top politicians? See their financial disclosure forms and find out

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 6:33 PM

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It's financial-disclosure time in the state of Florida again! Which means we can tell you just how much our rich politicians are worth lately. Financial forms declaring our state's elected officials' net worth are due on July 1 every year. Here are some of the highlights from this year's filings: 

Gov. Rick Scott: $146,800,754.00
Even though our governor refuses to collect his state salary ($130,273), that hasn't kept him from growing his income by $14 million since last year. His primary sources of income listed on the form were two blind trust funds that brought in more than $9 million last year. 

Attorney General Pam Bondi: $1,391,058.90
Bondi's annual state salary is about $128,000; she has also managed to get richer. Her previous year's filing listed her income as 1,238,632.82. We're not sure why her public financial-disclosure form is marked confidential. 

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater: $2,610,666.00
Florida's CFO also earns a salary of $128,000. Last year, he reported that his worth was $1,864,926. Adorably, he completed his financial disclosures by hand.
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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam: $8,281,108.00
And, like his fellow cabinet members, Putnam's salary is in the $128,000 ballpark; and also like his fellow cabinet members, he has increased in worth pretty significantly. Last year, he reported a net worth of $7,849,959. His main source of income was $300,000 from citrus grower's co-op Putnam Groves. 

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Search the entire database of financial disclosures at the Florida Commission on Ethics. 

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