Senate President Jeff Atwater on ‘What’s the Buzz?’
Atwater is a Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing the 25th District since 2003. In 2008 he became President of the Florida Senate, and his term is expected to end in 2010. His district includes Palm Beach and Broward counties. Previously he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2001 through 2002.
Sitting in as guest co-host of the program today is Rick Hartley, the Duval GOP's State Committeeman.
Atwater moved to Florida at the age of 4 and grew up in North Palm Beach, Florida, where his father, a veteran World War II pilot and FBI Agent, served as Police Chief. He went on to gain substantial experience in banking, and was elected to the North Palm Beach Village Council in 1993. Later, he served as chairman, president and CEO of the Barnett Bank of Broward County and the Treasure Coast, and later as Market President of Riverside National Bank for Palm Beach and Broward counties. Atwater served in the Florida House of Representatives for two years before being elected to the state Senate.
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