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Tom Gallagher

chief financial officer, Florida

Tom Gallagher is an American politician from the US state of Florida. He is a Republican and most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the State of Florida. He lost the primary election against Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination in the 2006 gubernatorial race. He was succeeded by Alex Sink in January 2007. Tom Gallagher has served more years as an elected state official than any other individual in Florida history. He has served as a representative from Dade County in the Florida Legislature, Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshall, Commissioner of Education, Secretary of Professional Regulations, and Chief Financial Officer. Following his retirement as Chief Financial Officer, he has become involved in charitable and business activities including serving on the Board of Advisors of The TRIAM Group.