Like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, State Sen. Jeremy Ring can’t get no respect.
Ring isn’t taken seriously when it comes to statewide politics. Recent media lists of Democrats sniffing around the 2018 governor’s race leave the veteran Broward County senator out of the picture.
Ring has interesting ideas for the future of Florida. He says he is serious about exploring a run.
Just creating jobs is not enough to ensure a good future for Florida, Ring contends. He criticizes Gov. Rick Scott for touting low-paying new jobs that probably would have come to Florida even without the governor’s involvement.
“We must have the right kind of innovative jobs, ” Ring says, “not WaWa stores.” WaWa is a convenience store chain that Scott claimed he brought to the state.
Ring’s resume indicates he is positioned to cultivate novel new jobs.
First elected in 2006 and term limited this year, Ring made millions early in life as one of the first employees of Yahoo! He was a marketing executive, but the work still taught him the language of Silicon Valley and helped him make contacts across the tech world.