Latest True Fact-checks on Alex Sink Alex Sink stated on February 3, 2014 in a debate: Pinellas County voters "elected me as their chief financial officer … (and) elected me as (their) governor four years ago." Alex Sink stated on December 7, 2010 in a meeting of the Florida Cabinet: "150,000 (oil spill) claims have been filed by Floridians, but only 40 percent of them have been paid." Alex Sink stated on September 13, 2010 in a campaign website: "Florida ranks last in the ratio of employees to residents... And Florida is dead last in the nation in state employee payroll expenditures per resident." Alex Sink stated on July 20, 2010 in remarks to reporters.: House Republicans who complained they didn't have enough time to consider a constitutional ban against oil drilling "shoved through a proposal in just a few days to open state waters to oil drilling." Alex Sink stated on July 8, 2010 in a statement on her campaign website: "Florida’s high school graduation rate falls well below the national average." Alex Sink stated on May 18, 2010 in a press release.: Rick Scott "was forced to resign as the head of a company that pled guilty to massive amounts of systematic fraud, including 14 felonies, leading to a historic $1.7 billion fine." Alex Sink stated on May 15, 2010 in email: "Rick Scott's even saying he wants more offshore drilling." Alex Sink stated on March 31, 2010 in a press release: The Senate Republican education plan is an unfunded mandate for local school districts. Alex Sink stated on March 13, 2010 in a fundraising e-mail to supporters: "As Florida's CFO, I shut down Krakow's scam and refunded more than $1.2 million to Josephine and other victims of this con man." Alex Sink stated on January 6, 2010 in response to questions about fundraising totals: "No Democratic campaign for (Fla.) governor has ever had these kinds of resources this early on in an election cycle."