Where are they now? – Jimmy Patronis
Are you a government official who has moved into a new position or to a new agency? Did you recently retire? Were you recently named to an executive-level position at a state-supported college, university or community college? Have you secured a new job as superintendent of a public school? If so, we’d like to hear from you – and so would your friends and colleagues – for our “Where Are They Now” column. Just drop us a line at email@example.com and let us know about your previous job and where you are now. This week we feature Jimmy Patronis.
Rep. Jimmy Patronis (pictured), a member of the Florida House since 2007, has been appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Public Service Commission, the agency that approves utility rates in the state. Patronis is a resident of Panama City and had previously shown interest in running for the Florida State Senate in 2016. He is the vice president of Captain Anderson’s Restaurant in Panama City Beach. Petronis earned an associate’s degree in restaurant management from Gulf Coast Community College in 1994 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University in 1996. After graduating from Florida State, Patronis served as an intern in the Florida Senate and the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. He was appointed in 1998 to the Florida Elections Commission by then-Gov. Lawton Chiles, serving until 2003. He also served on the Bay County Airport Authority from 2004 to 2006. He is a former chair of the Bay County-Panama City International Airport and Industrial District and served on the Florida Council on Vocational Education.