When Scott and Cabinet meet, it’s mostly a millionaires clubby John Kennedy | July 7th, 2011
When Gov. Rick Scott and the all-Republican Florida Cabinet meet, it’s mostly a millionaires club, according to new financial disclosure reports.
Only Attorney General Pam Bondi claims a net worth of less than $1 million. Bondi, a former Hillsborough County prosecutor, quit her job last year to campaign fulltime, resulting in her reporting no income in 2010 and a net worth of $472,696.
Her assets are a house and a car.
Scott, considered Florida’s wealthiest governor in history, reported a $103 million net worth — down by more than half from a year earlier. But still a bundle detailed in four pages of assets and income sources.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, scion of a Polk County citrus family, reported a $6.8 million net worth. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a former Senate president from North Palm Beach, was worth $1.6 million at the end of last year, according to his report, filed this month.
Atwater said he earned roughly $114,000 last year, with income from the state of Florida, investments, and banking work with Bank of America. Putnam, who left Congress last year to run for Agriculture Commissioner, reported income topping $570,000, including his congressional salary, investments, income from Putnam Groves, Inc., and the sale of his Washington, D.C., home.