Tag: R. David Walker

Drew WilsonAugust 16, 2018
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Senate President Joe Negron and a half-dozen of his predecessors announced Thursday that they were backing Sebring Sen. Denise Grimsley in the Republican primary for Agriculture Commissioner. “Denise undeniably has the best experience and background to be Florida’s next Commissioner of Agriculture,” said Negron, who is leaving the Senate effective Election Day. “I am proud […]

Drew WilsonJune 12, 2018
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North Fort Myers Rep. Matt Caldwell topped the four-person Republican primary for Agriculture Commissioner in May fundraising with more than $200,000 received between his campaign and political committee. The May reports, which show $53,120 in campaign fundraising and $147,500 in committee cash, bring Caldwell’s total fundraising up to $2.12 million with $1.26 million in the […]

Drew WilsonMarch 9, 2018
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Republican Baxter Troutman said his Agriculture Commissioner campaign hit the $2.9 million mark in total fundraising last month and has $2.7 million on hand. Troutman, a former Winter Haven state representative, is one of three Republicans vying to replace term-limited Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is running for Governor in 2018. Troutman’s February campaign finance […]

Bill RuftyJanuary 23, 2018
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Former Florida Rep. Baxter Troutman, a Winter Haven Republican, was endorsed by former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Monday in his run for Agriculture Commissioner. Troutman, the grandson of the late Ben Hill Griffin, noted citrus baron and a former Democratic candidate for governor, announced Friday he was officially opening his campaign for the post. […]

Mitch PerryDecember 14, 2017
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While much is made about how a Democrat hasn’t held the Florida governor’s mansion for nearly two decades, the drought is almost as long as for the state’s three other Cabinet officers. While Alex Sink served as Chief Financial Officer from 2007-2011, Democrats haven’t made much noise in years, particularly in the Agriculture Commissioner’s race, echoing […]


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