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  Putnam, Adam
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
  2011-01-01  
 
NameAdam Putnam
Address550 East Davidson Street
Bartow, Florida 33830, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 31, 1974 (45 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 03, 2017 06:31pm
Tags Married - Episcopalian -
InfoAdam H. Putnam

As Florida's eleventh Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam H. Putnam is committed to serving the people of Florida by fostering new employment opportunities, stewarding the state's resources and protecting consumers from those who would prey on them.

Commissioner Putnam serves as the leader of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an agency of 13 divisions, 5 offices and approximately 3,800 employees that works to support the agriculture industry and safeguard consumers. Commissioner Putnam also serves as a member of Florida’s Cabinet, alongside Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.

Commissioner Putnam was elected on November 2, 2010, and sworn in on January 4, 2011.

Prior to his role as Commissioner, Putnam served five terms as Congressman for Florida’s 12th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. While in Congress, Putnam was elected by his colleagues to be Chairman of the House Republican Conference, the highest elected leadership position any Floridian of either party has held in Washington. Putnam also served as a member of the House Committees on Government Reform, Rules, Agriculture and Financial Services. Throughout his Congressional career, Putnam was recognized as a leader on a variety of issues, most notably agriculture, food safety, childhood nutrition, energy and government efficiency.

Before serving in Congress, Putnam was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. There, he quickly became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, leading on the many issues facing Florida's dynamic agriculture industry, including property rights, water and the Everglades.

A fifth generation cattle rancher and citrus grower, Putnam continues to farm with his family in Polk County. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Resource Economics. Putnam and his wife, Melissa, have four children.

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 08, 2018 01:00pm Investigation Adam Putnam’s office stopped concealed weapons background checks for a year because it couldn’t log in  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 11, 2013 03:55pm Commentary Adam Putnam Builds for 2014 and the Future  Article Qbanito 
Feb 01, 2009 10:00am News Putnam set to give up seat   Article MontanaGov 
Nov 06, 2008 12:00pm Announcement Putnam leaving GOP leadership post  Article CBlock941 
Apr 06, 2007 08:00am News Rep. Putnam Stays on Message  Article CBlock941 
Nov 16, 2006 03:00pm Blog Entry [Rep. Adam] Putnam Wants To Know: Where Were The Rednecks?  Article Servo 

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RACES
  08/28/2018 FL Governor - R Primary Lost 36.53% (-19.96%)
  11/04/2014 FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Won 58.65% (+17.31%)
  11/02/2010 FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Won 55.94% (+17.79%)
  11/04/2008 FL - District 12 Won 57.46% (+14.93%)
  11/17/2006 US House Republican Conference Chair Won 52.36% (+4.71%)
  11/07/2006 FL - District 12 Won 69.12% (+49.69%)
  02/02/2006 US House Republican Policy Committee Chair Won 54.88% (+20.00%)
  11/02/2004 FL - District 12 Won 64.89% (+29.78%)
  08/31/2004 FL - District 12 - R Primary Won 92.32% (+84.63%)
  11/05/2002 FL District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 FL District 12 Won 57.02% (+14.04%)
  11/03/1998 FL State House 063 Won 61.76% (+23.52%)
  11/05/1996 FL State House 063 Won 57.26% (+14.52%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/28/2018 FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-34.60%)
  08/30/2016 FL US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-71.99%)
  08/26/2014 FL Governor - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-87.65%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL Amendment 4 (Voting Rights Restoration for Felons) - Nov 06, 2018 NO No
FL US President - R Primary - Mar 15, 2016 R Jeb Bush
FL US President - R Primary - Mar 15, 2016 R Marco Rubio
FL District 06 - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Ron DeSantis
FL US President - R Primary - Jan 31, 2012 R Mitt Romney
FL US President - R Primary - Jan 29, 2008 R Fred Thompson
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Fred Thompson