Representative Matt Caldwell announced the endorsements of key Republicans around Florida, in the eighth wave of endorsements announced by the campaign. Since launching his bid for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Representative Caldwell continues to travel the Sunshine State talking to voters, sharing his conservative message and building support for his grassroots campaign, which has raised more than $1.71 million to date and has over $1 million cash-on-hand.
Representative Caldwell said, “I am proud to receive endorsements from my colleagues, both present and former. I will continue to work tirelessly as we travel across the Sunshine State and earn support from Floridians who understand the importance of electing a principled conservative as Commissioner of Agriculture to the Florida Cabinet.”
The eighth wave of endorsements includes:
- Rep. Chuck Clemons
- Rep. Jennifer Sullivan
- Former Rep. Neil Combee
- Former Rep. Dan Raulerson
Former Rep. Neil Combee said, “Matt Caldwell has what it takes to be Commissioner of Agriculture in the 21st Century. With 200 years of heritage, Matt knows Florida agriculture and after 55,000 miles on the trail, there’s no question he’s the hardest working candidate. He’s tackled the tough challenges during his time in the House and he is the best candidate to tackle what lies ahead.”
The Commissioner of Agriculture serves as a member of the Florida Cabinet and is critical to the foundation of Florida’s economy. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps the agricultural industry with its daily challenges, promotes Florida’s agricultural commodities, manages state forests, safeguards consumers, implements the school lunch program, and oversees the concealed-weapon license system.
The campaign previously announced the endorsements of Republican House members from the Panhandle, Northeast Florida, Central Florida, Southwest Florida, and South Florida delegations. This is in addition to endorsements from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, former candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Paul Paulson, and a number of county constitutional officers.