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**PHOTO & B-ROLL RELEASE** CFO Jimmy Patronis Hosts “Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair in West Palm Beach

5/28/2024
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

**PHOTO & B-ROLL RELEASE**

CFO Jimmy Patronis Hosts “Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair in West Palm Beach

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis and the Florida Department of Financial Services hosted a “Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair in West Palm Beach. The event, which was open to the public, consisted of experts from DFS to assist Floridians with their issues and educate consumers on a wide variety of resources available to them.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Big thank you to everyone who joined us in West Palm Beach today for our ‘Fixing Problems for Floridians’ Fair. It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve as Florida’s CFO, and one of my favorite parts of the job is connecting Floridians with the resources and services they need to fix their problems. As we go about our daily lives of working, raising a family, or running a business, problems arise and it’s important that Floridians understand that there are many state services designed to assist them and iron out those issues. My team at the Department of Financial Services is full of experts on a wide variety of insurance and financial issues and they know how to get you the answer you need. If you couldn’t make it to today’s fair and still need assistance with insurance or financial issues, please call my toll-free Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236) or visit the DFS website at MyFloridaCFO.com.”

Insurance Consumer Advocate Tasha Carter said, “I was honored to meet with insurance consumers today in West Palm Beach at the ‘Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair to offer assistance and support with insurance related questions. Insurance and financial matters can be complex and it’s important to know that you are not alone and there are state government resources available to assist when problems arise. Thank you to CFO Patronis for hosting this event and helping meet consumers where they are to address their insurance issues head on.”

Representative Jervonte Edmonds said, "Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the 'Fixing Problems for Floridians' Fair in West Palm Beach! From insurance to unclaimed property, the fair had something for everyone facing a challenge. Thank you to CFO Patronis, and I'm proud to champion programs like this that empower Floridians to tackle life's obstacles."

Representative Mike Caruso said, "I had a fantastic time connecting with Floridians at the West Palm Beach 'Fixing Problems for Floridians' Fair. It was great to see the engagement from the community, and I’m thankful to CFO Patronis for his leadership in connecting Floridians with these great resources.”

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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