Jeremy Ring Edit Profile
Attended, Syracuse University, New York, 1992.
In 2006, when incumbent Democratic State Senator Skip Campbell was unable to seek re-election due to term limits, Ring ran to succeed him in the 32nd District, which included Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, and Sunrise in northeastern Broward County. He faced Broward County Mayor Benjamin Graber and James W. Haddad in the Democratic primary, and invested nearly a million dollars of his own money to develop an effective field program. Ultimately, Ring defeated Graber and Haddad handily, winning 55% of the vote to Graber's 38% and Haddad's 7%, and faced only write-in opposition in the general election, winning easily.
In 2010, Ring was opposed in the general election by Patrick Laffey, a condo association manager and the Republican nominee. The Sun-Sentinel endorsed Ring for re-election, praising his "willingness to work with rival Republicans to advance public policy" and his "firmer grasp of business development and the importance of properly funded and targeted university investments." Ring ended up defeating Laffey in a landslide and received 63% of the vote. Following the reconfiguration of the state's legislative districts in 2012, Ring was moved into the 29th District, which retained most of the territory that he had previously represented, while expanding westward into Weston.
Ring campaigned on his bipartisan credentials and his willingness to work with Republicans, saying, "I try not to take a political vote. I try not to take a vote based on the next election. While serving in the Senate, Ring voted against an election reform bill sponsored by Republicans that aimed to expand early voting times following long lines in 2012, noting that despite it having "some decent provisions," it did not go far enough in ensuring that enough early voting days were provided.
He emphasized that there was "nothing unethical or illegal about it" and that he would "not...be a lobbyist on their behalf." Ultimately, he received permission from the Florida Commission on Ethics to do so. In 2014, Ring applied for the presidency of Florida Atlantic University, but ultimately was not selected as a finalist for the position. Though he had previously indicated that he would not be a candidate for any position before his term was up, he considered running for Chief Financial Officer of Florida in 2014 when the incumbent Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, who had also applied for the FAU presidency, was selected as a finalist.
Ultimately, Atwater was not selected and Ring did not run for his position.
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Co-founder Students United with Parents and Educators to Resolve Bullying. Board directors Florida Ocean Scis Institute, Daniel Cantor Senior Center, National Jewish Democratic Committee. Member of Knights of Pythias.
Married Sharon Ring; children: Elijah, Levi, Eliana, Galit.