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  Sink, Alex
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameAlex Sink
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Clearwater, Florida , United States
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Born June 04, 1948
Died Still Living (65 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Tags Caucasian - Thai - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Widowed - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoAdelaide "Alex" Sink

Alex Sink serves the citizens of the state of Florida as the state's elected Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal, and as a member of the Florida Cabinet.

Alex Sink is a dynamic financial and civic leader whose professional experience and community service have molded her into a champion for fiscal responsibility and accountability and prepared her for statewide public leadership.

For nearly 25 years, Alex has been a trailblazer in the financial profession. Her distinguished career began with service as a teacher in West Africa and culminated in her rise to President of Florida’s largest bank. Sink served as Florida President of Bank of America, where she managed more than $40 billion in assets while supervising more than 9,000 employees in 800 branches and earning a reputation for credibility, integrity and fair dealing.

Alex’s accomplishments in the financial world have been complemented by her strong commitment to public service and civic and community leadership. Her record demonstrates a firm belief in public accountability, economic growth, fiscal discipline and a devotion to future generations of Floridians.

Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Alex to the Commission on Government Accountability to the People, where she helped lead efforts to make state government more responsive. As vice chair of Florida TaxWatch, she advocated fiscal responsibility in state government. She has worked diligently for Florida’s children through her service on Governor Chiles’ Commission on Education and the Hillsborough Education Foundation Board of Directors, and as Chair of Take Stock in Children.

In 2006, Sink ran her first campaign for Chief Financial Officer of Florida and won receiving 53% of the vote.

Alex has also been a dedicated community leader. Her civic involvements have included service with the Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Beth El Farm Workers Ministry, and as Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Hillsborough County.

Alex, who grew up on a farm, currently resides in Thonotosassa with her husband, Bill McBride, and their two children, Bert and Lexie, who attend Armwood High School. The family is active in the Presbyterian Church of Seffner.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/11/2010-08/16/2010 Quinnipiac University 45.00% ( 4.0) 25.00% ( 2.0) 29.00% ( 7.0)
07/22/2010-07/27/2010 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 1.0) 23.00% ( 2.0) 36.00% ( 3.0)
06/01/2010-06/07/2010 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 3.0) 25.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 2.0)
04/08/2010-04/13/2010 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 4.0) 35.00% ( 5.0)
01/20/2010-01/24/2010 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 1.0) 22.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 1.0)
10/12/2009-10/18/2009 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 1.0) 23.00% ( 6.0) 39.00% ( 5.0)
06/02/2009-06/07/2009 Quinnipiac University 39.00% ( 6.0) 17.00% ( 5.0) 44.00% ( 1.0)
04/06/2009-04/13/2009 Quinnipiac University 33.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 3.0) 45.00% ( 3.0)
05/27/2008-06/01/2008 Quinnipiac University 33.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
01/15/2014-01/15/2014 St. Pete Polls 44.70% ( 0.0) 43.30% ( 0.0) 11.90% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 06, 2010 07:00am News Florida CFO Alex Sink takes on 'The Governator'  Article Qbanito 
Jul 20, 2009 06:00pm News Alex Sink's fundraising success could mean trouble for GOP  Article Qbanito 
Apr 07, 2009 06:00pm News Fla. CFO Sink raises $1.1 million for re-election  Article Qbanito 
Aug 31, 2005 09:00am News Sink's CFO bid is a wish come true for Democrats  Article CBlock941 

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FAMILY
Husband William H. "Bill" McBride, Jr. 00, 1987-Dec 22, 2012

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  03/11/2014 FL District 13 - Special Election Lost 46.55% (-1.90%)
  11/02/2010 FL Governor Lost 47.72% (-1.15%)
  08/24/2010 FL Governor - D Primary Won 76.85% (+53.70%)
  11/07/2006 FL Chief Financial Officer Won 53.55% (+7.10%)
  06/01/2006 FL Chief Financial Officer - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL State House 036 - Special Election - Oct 15, 2013 D Amanda Murphy
Florida Democratic Party Chair - Jan 25, 2013 D Alan Clendenin
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Kendrick B. Meek
FL State House 058 - Special D Primary - Jan 26, 2010 D Janet Cruz