In the race to become Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis believes that the seat “has to be trusted to manage Florida’s finances.” And in a press release, Patronis paints Ring as the exact opposite of the right person for the job.
The press release shows Katie Strickland, Patronis’ Campaign Communications Director, highlighting Jeremy Ring’s past flops and failures in the business world. The release argues that “Ring claims to be an expert businessman because of his five years at Yahoo, but his Florida track record says something different. The same year he left Yahoo, Jeremy took over a digital company that he publicly labeled a “failure” just a few hours later. He then opened two other companies that flopped and promptly closed within two or three years after he opened them.”
Strickland adds that “Jeremy Ring’s flops and failures with Florida businesses make him the wrong choice for Florida’s finances. Ring talks up his experience at Yahoo, but his business record in Florida tells a different story, with multiple business ventures flopping or failing just years after Ring started them or took control. Ring even admitted in ‘no uncertain terms’ to his multi-million dollar digital venture ‘being a failure’ when speaking to a group in 2008. Risky Ring is wrong for Florida’s finances.”