Tag: Jeff Porter
Ron DeSantis accepts the Statesman of the Year award. Image via Jacob Ogles.

Drew WilsonAugust 1, 2018

Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley has started hitting the airwaves four weeks out from the Republican primary to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Her first ad, titled “Get it Done,” opens with Grimsley addressing one of the lesser-known responsibilities of Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner — putting a lid on those annoying scam calls. “At first these […]

Drew WilsonJuly 18, 2018

Lehigh Acres Rep. Matt Caldwell let loose another torrent of endorsements for his Agriculture Commissioner bid Wednesday, this time from county constitutional officers in all corners of the state. Backing him in the four-way Republican primary to succeed Adam Putnam are Monroe Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Lee Sherriff Mike Scott, former Pasco Sheriff Bob White, Walton […]

Drew WilsonJuly 9, 2018

Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley has added two more lawmen to her stable of supporters in the four-way Republican primary to succeed term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis and Sumter County Sheriff William Farmer were the new additions. They join 29 other county sheriffs in declaring their support for the 14-year state […]

Drew WilsonJune 27, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner candidate Denise Grimsley added a trio of endorsements Tuesday from past chairs of the Republican Party of Florida. Lining up behind the Sebring Senator were former Chairman Al Cardenas, Chairwomen Carole Jean Jordan and Leslie Dougher, as well as Wendy Bitner Rodin, wife of deceased former Chairman Dave Bitner. “Denise knows agriculture better […]

Danny McAuliffeJune 18, 2018

According to newly filed Agriculture Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried, the state is lax on gun control and too overbearing on medical marijuana. In a campaign video released Monday morning, the Democrat makes her introduction to voters by setting up a dichotomy between pot and assault rifles. “One helps sick and dying Floridians and is over-regulated,” […]

Danny McAuliffeJune 11, 2018

State Sen. Denise Grimsley received endorsements from five more Florida sheriffs on Monday, bringing the total amount of law enforcement authorities who’ve backed her quest for Agriculture Commissioner to 27. In a news release announcing the endorsements, Grimsley, of Sebring, tied one of the many responsibilities of Agriculture Commissioner to working with local authorities. “If elected to […]

Ryan NicolJune 8, 2018

Jeff Porter, the three-term mayor of Homestead, is stepping down from his post effective early next year after submitting a resignation letter last night. That’s according to a report from the Miami Herald. Porter declared his intention to run for Florida Agriculture Commissioner back in January. State law requires candidates to resign before running for […]

Scott PowersJanuary 24, 2018

Democrat Jeff Porter, three-term mayor of Homestead, is entering the race for Florida agriculture commissioner. Porter, 58, is the second Democrat into the field, following South Florida environmentalist David Walker. Three high-profile and well-funded Republicans also are in the contest to succeed Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam: state Sen. Denise Grimsley of Lake Placid, state Rep. […]


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